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Five Classic Cookie Recipes

Tasty Cookie Recipes That Are Easy To Make


These five classic cookie recipes have something for everyone. They also represent three different cookie-making methods:

There's the drop method, used for making the chocolate-chip, oatmeal raisin and snickerdoodle cookies; the molded method, used for the making peanut butter cookies; and the rolled method, used for making the sugar cookies.

1. Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies
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With their delicious blend of salty and sweet flavors, peanut butter cookies are always popular. This basic recipe uses the so-called "molded method" because we use a fork to flatten and shape the cookies.

2. Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Here's a recipe for sugar cookies that demonstrates the rolled cookie method where the dough is rolled out flat and then the cookies are cut out with cookie cutters.

3. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
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These basic chocolate chip cookies are made using the "drop" method, because balls of dough are simply dropped onto the baking sheet. This recipe uses semi-sweet chocolate chips and brown sugar for that old-fashioned goodness.

4. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Another example of the "drop" cookie method, oatmeal-raisin cookies are everything a cookie should be. This classic oatmeal-raisin cookie recipe shows why it's one of the most popular cookies ever.

5. Snickerdoodle Recipe

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The perfect snickerdoodle is slightly soft and chewy with a generous dusting of cinnamon sugar on top. Snickerdoodles are also made by the drop method.
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