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Chocolate Chip- This is the most popular and easiest recipe to make. Mixing the dough takes 7-10 minutes (while your oven is preheating) and baking is 8-10 minutes per sheet. You'll have fresh baked homemade Chocolate Chip cookies warm from the oven in about 20 minutes.

Chocolate Crinkle- If you are a chocolate lover these are D-licious! These cookies have a brownie type texture, a deep chocolate taste and a slightly sweet powdered sugar topping. Although the dough requires 2-3 hours to chill and your hands WILL get chocolatey when rolling dough into balls, they are well worth it!

Snickerdoodle- These cookies have a perfect balance of cinnamon and sugar. Unlike most other snickerdoodle cookies, these are soft and chewy - not cakey. The cookie dough is very thick and does take a little more effort than most to incorporate the flour. This recipe also makes more cookies (30 or more) than some of the other recipes that make 22-26 cookies.

Lemon Crinkle- Although not as thick as snickerdoodle, the lemon cookie dough is a little thicker than the chocolate chip cookie dough. You'll be surprised how much you love these luscious lemon cookies. They're just sweet enough to not be too sour!

Chewy Coconut- Make no mistake, these are not macaroons. Our easy to mix chewy coconut cookies are soft and sweet and have just the right amount of coconut. Chill the dough if you prefer- but it's not necessary.

Oatmeal Raisin- If you like oatmeal raisin anything then you'll love our oatmeal raisin cookies. This is another 20 minute recipe that is easy to make and requires no chilling of the dough.

Sugar Cookies- These are sweet, as you would imagine - after all they're sugar cookies. The dough can be chilled for best results.

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip- Obviously, these are oatmeal raisin cookies with the added enjoyment of chocolate chips! Yes, you can bake these in the same 20 minute time frame as regular oatmeal raisin cookies : )

Important Tips

Yes, preheating your oven is a necessity. Preheating the oven while mixing your dough will save time.

Softening your butter in the microwave is not necessary if the butter is already at room temperature.

Lining your cookie sheet with parchment paper will help ensure your cookies are golden brown on the bottom while also  keeping them from sticking to the pan.  They also make cleanup easy as can be.

DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR TIMER when placing your cookie sheet in the oven.

Using two cookie sheets will reduce the overall time for baking your cookies.

Over stirring/mixing ingredients can affect results. Mix ingredients per the instructions - do not overmix once flour has been added as this can make for harder cookies.

Adding the egg(s) to the butter/sugar mixture can simplify the mixing process for these ingredients - mix these thoroughly.

All ovens are different. Check your cookies when nearing the end of the baking time and adjust baking time accordingly if necessary.

Preheating your oven prior to placing EACH tray of cookies in the oven can improve consistency of results from one sheet to the next.

Bake slightly longer for crispier, crunchier cookies. Bake for slightly less time for soft, chewy cookies.

Cookies and/or cookie dough can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Gift and Bake recipes are given a one year "best by" date due to the leavening agents (baking powder/baking soda/cream of tartar). Although the recipe will not spoil, using after this date may result in a flatter cookie....

Tricks You May Need To Know

If you are vegan there are potential butter and egg substition suggestions available on line, such as using canola or vegetable oil in place of butter and using an egg substitute.

Altitude can affect results! If you are at higher elevations such as Colorado or another area, check on line for recipe modifications.

Gifting Ideas

Of course, sending Gift and Bake cookie recipes to others is ALWAYS a great gift idea!  Using a mini-muffin tin and slightly reducing baking time will yield a higher count of bite-sized cookies.  Use a little over a Tablespoon of dough.  You can purchase additional boxes and bows for gifting of your own homemade cookies.  Just email us at info@giftandbake.com