Cookie Recipes

Is there anything better than waking up early on a Sunday morning and baking a fresh batch of cookies while your family is still asleep? As long as you have proper appliances, cookies are easy to make and can turn your day into something special.

Here are three of my favorite cookie recipes.

Chocolate macarons with blackberry filling

Every cookie store in the world offers macarons nowadays and I simply had to try this trend. No matter how complex they seem, macarons are actually easy to make. But, if you want to treat your kids to something delicious and nutritious at the same time, be sure to enhance them with a blackberry filling.

What you’ll need is:

  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼  cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ¼ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 300g of pureed blackberry
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of water
  • An envelope of gelatin

Mix the egg whites and sugar for five minutes – make sure you have a powerful and reliable KitchenAid food processor in your kitchen, because this mix has to be done properly – before adding the almond flour, powdered sugar and cocoa powder to the batch. Once it’s done, you have to form macaron-shaped shells and bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes. Now, move onto the blackberry filling – stir sugar and water together in a saucepan and let it cool before adding gelatin. Then stir again on a low heat until you create a syrup-like mixture ready to be combined with blackberry puree. After it cools, pipe it on one macaron and place another on top.

Egg- and sugar-free spice cookies

This is one of my favorite recipes that’s both healthy and tasty – not to mention super easy to make. These vegan cookies weren’t my kids’ cup of tea from the start, but quickly became something they want to eat every single week.

The ingredients are:

  • ½ banana
  • 170g date spread
  • 35g honey
  • ½ orange
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 115g softened margarine
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ tablespoon salt

As you can see, no eggs or sugar! All you need to do is mix the margarine with a mashed banana and some date spread, and add the other ingredients – honey, vanilla, cardamom, baking powder, salt and orange zest. When combined, add some flour, and after a few minutes spread the dough onto a plastic wrap and let it cool for an hour. After that, shape the mix using your favorite cooking cutter and bake for about ten minutes in a preheated oven.

Chocolate chip cookies

Now, this is a classic and traditional cookie everyone loves – including me, especially since it’s ready in no time. My kids eat it as a snack and share it with their friends at school, while my friends love dipping it in their tea during cold winter days.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Start by mixing your butter with the white and brown sugar and beat in the two eggs and vanilla. Now use water to dissolve the baking soda and add it to the batter. Add salt, flour, nuts and chocolate chips and mix until smooth. Finally, drop a spoonful of batter onto a pan and bake for about ten minutes.

Other ideas

Some of the other great cookies I love are macadamia-and-cranberry cookies, butterscotch cookies and oatmeal cookies that give my family a ton of energy.