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Emergency - tasty cookie recipe needed ASAP!

Asked by dynamicduo (14352points) March 28th, 2009

I’m going to a potluck dinner tonight. I have less than 2 hours from this very moment (12:04PM) to make 24–36 cookies. I have a lot of ingredients on hand, so in lieu of listing them here, please just throw out your favorite cookie recipe ASAP so that I can get baking it within twenty minutes!!

I’m also looking through AllRecipes at the moment, so I’ll post some contenders if I find any…

One limitation: no peanuts, there’s a nut allergy.

Thanks friends!

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21 Answers

Likeradar's avatar

Just leave out the nuts. Bisquick makes some damn fine cookies.

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix butter, sugar and egg; stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown.

dynamicduo's avatar

Oh my, that looks scrumptious! That’s the first time I’ve ever seen someone use Bisquick in a recipe. Sadly, that is one ingredient I don’t carry on hand ever, but I shall use your recipe in the future for sure, with the nuts too! :)

dynamicduo's avatar

Right now my standby cookie is the good old fashioned Oatmeal Raisin cookie which I’ve made in the past with great results. I’m not opposed to making two different cookies though!

FGS's avatar

Snickerdoodles…sugar cookies rolled in a cinnamon sugar mix and baked. Fast and easy.

EmpressPixie's avatar

The cookies here are easy to make and ridiculously good. Plus the recipe lends itself very easily to whatever is on hand.

We like cranberry and orange zest biscotti as well as mini-chocolate chip. Just don’t make them plain! They need something in them to help bring the dough together.

You can easily get 12 cookies per “loaf”. I’d double the whole thing and bring 48ish.

dynamicduo's avatar

Oooh, those snickerdoodles sound super cool, I could get myself out to the store and get cream of tartar and still have enough time to bake!

If I had prepared in advance, I would have wanted to make Nun’s Farts (from French Canadian culture, translated from petes des soeur), similar to a Cinnamon roll in ingredients but with harder pastry so it’s flaky and yummy.

skfinkel's avatar

Here’s one of my favorites. It’s kind of a short-bread mocha, and quite lovely.

1 C. Butter
1/2 C. confectioner’s sugar
1/4 t. salt
2 tsps. vanilla
1/4 t. almond extract
1 t. ground coffee.
Cream butter first, then slowly add the other ingredients.

Then add 21/2 Cups flour sifted with 3 tsps. cocoa.

When all blended, finally add 3 tsps. ground coffee.

Mix all this well. Batter is quite stiff.

Shape into rectangles blocks and refrigerate for as long as you can—(overnight won’t hurt, but you can do it for short as well—I realize time here is of the essence).

Bake on ungreased cookie shee for 23 minutes at 325 degrees. While warm, roll in granulated sugar.


dynamicduo's avatar

@skfinkel – that sounds so absolutely delicious and wonderful! I can’t wait to make that one!

jlm11f's avatar

This is one of my favorites. Easy to make, and even if you freeze half the dough and make it over the next few weeks, the cookie still comes out soft and amazing!

berocky1's avatar

Well good luck and please tell us what you ended up using and how it tasted!

Darwin's avatar

Almond cookies:

1 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 stick butter or margerine
1 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream butter, sugar and salt. Add the egg and almond extract. Mix in the flour bit by bit. Put 1-inch balls of dough on the cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.

If you want you can decorate the top of each ball of dough with an almond, or 1/2 a glace cherry, but you don’t have to.

sandystrachan's avatar

1/3 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 T. water,
1 1/2 T. oil, 1 tsp.
baking powder, mixed together
2 T. water
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon

autumn43's avatar

No Bake Chocolate Drop Cookies
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk
6 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa

Mix all ingredients together in a pan on medium heat and bring to boil. Add:
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup of shredded coconut (optional)
3 cups quick rolled oats
1 tsp. vanilla

Stir until melted. Drop by spoonsful onto waxed paper. Cool.

I realize you have probably already made what you needed/wanted to – but this is a favorite and very easy

augustlan's avatar

I love that there was a cookie emergency! And Fluther comes to the rescue. :)

berocky1's avatar

@augustlan i know right! that is what i imagine fluther as!

dynamicduo's avatar

@sandystrachan – You’re missing a bit of your recipe, such as its name, the time to cook it, how to distribute the cookie dough, whether it needs to be chilled…

Fluther indeed did help perfectly in this cookie emergency! I ended up making a modified snickerdoodle cookie, as my store didn’t have cream of tartar. I also created up a fruit platter, which was a great idea because there was a TON of dips and chips and meat, but very little veg or fruit! Best of all, I was able to cash in some loyalty points and walk out of the store with $26 of food for $6 from my pocket!

Thanks to all that shared a cookie recipe. I will be making some of them later for my own delight, so I’ll make sure to come here and post how they come out!

sandystrachan's avatar

@dynamicduo You just mix it all in one bowl, depends how you want them i tend to cook them in 170C oven for 12 minutes. You make normal or indeed any shape you want when dropping the dough to the tray .

jlm11f's avatar

@autumn43 – Possibly stupid Q: What are quick rolled oats?

Darwin's avatar

@PnL – It generally says it on the box that the contents are “Quick Oats” or “Quick Oatmeal.” What it means is that the box contains more highly fragmented and processed rolled oats that absorb water much more easily and therefore cook faster.

jlm11f's avatar

@Darwin – ah, thanks! I’ll have to keep an eye out for that.

autumn43's avatar

Hi PnL – I had to think a minute! Darwin’s right. I had just copied the recipe down from the “book” – it was a compilation from when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. The mothers were all asked to submit their best recipe and then a cookbook was created. Just sheets of paper with three holes punched and rings through the holes. It has seen a lot of use over the years. Lots of good dips, dinners, appetizers and desserts. The no-bake cookies are a favorite. And addictive.

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