Easy Cookie Recipes – Chocolate Chip, Cranberry, Butterscotch, etc.

Chocolate M&M Cookies

This page provides you with a ton of easy cookie recipes such as milk chocolate chip cookies, white chocolate cranberry chip cookies & many more. If you are looking for other easy dessert ideas, please visit Bread Dad’s Banana Bread Recipes, Sweet Quick Bread Recipes or Muffins Recipes sections.

List of Easy Cookie Recipes

M&M Chocolate Cookies

Easy Cookies Recipes

FYI – You can also visit our Cookie Instructional Videos section if you want to watch videos that discuss common cookie problems & solutions, how to make chewy or crunchy cookies, etc.

Cookie Recipes – Questions

Do cookies need yeast?

No. Most traditional cookie recipes do not use yeast. Instead, many cookie recipes (i.e. chocolate chip cookies) use baking soda or baking powder as a leavening agent. These ingredients help cookies to quickly rise and become more airy & fluffy. Moreover, many easy-to-make cookies are fully cooked with 8-11 minutes and this is not nearly enough time for yeast to rise.

Why is baking soda added to cookie recipes?

Baking soda is added to many cookie recipes because it acts a “leavening” agent. The baking soda helps the cookie dough to rise during the baking process. This results in an airier & fluffier cookie.

For more information on baking soda, you should read this Wikipedia article.


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