Quick and Easy Cookies

There is nothing like a batch of fresh cookies for dessert, and these quick and easy cookie recipes have all the right shortcuts for cooks with busy schedules. Whip up a quick and easy batch of cookies to serve for dessert today.

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ABC Sandwich Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Alphabet cookies filled with strawberry preserves and cream cheese are great for kid parties.

Total: 15 mins

Hillary Clinton's Chips

Family Circle

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

I always like to try and re-create the meals I've enjoyed on my travels, and this Spaghetti Carbonara not only brought back some wonderful memories of Italy, it was so quick and easy to prepare that my husband and I could spend less time in the kitchen and more time reminiscing. It uses only 5 ingredients, and it's ready in just 20 minutes. When Under the Tuscan Sun came out in movie theaters in 2003, I watched Diane Lane fall hopelessly in love with the picturesque countryside of Tuscany -- and I, too, fell hard.

Quick & Easy Dips and Spreads

You want to lay out an assortment of dips that provide familiar flavors without any fuss.These recipes require few ingredients, a big mixing bowl, and a spoon to make and are served with chips.

White Chocolate Candy Cane Drops

Better Homes and Gardens

The white chocolate that contains cocoa butter used in this cookie recipe makes these cookies tender to the touch. Chocolate-filled candy canes add an unusual twist.

Easy Cookie Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Creamy frosting and colorful sprinkles make your favorite cookie even better.

Total: 20 mins

Snowflake Cookies

Parents

Shape these simple butter cookies like little snowflakes. Add powdered sugar and serve them on a snow day.

Coconut Thumbprints

Atkins - Phase 2

This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Total: 28 mins

Lovely Lollipops

Parents

Crushed candy makes a pretty red and white center for these heart shaped cookies.

Swedish Meatballs: Quick and Easy Meals

We're big fans of the smorgasbord, the Swedish buffet-style meal where groaning plates of herring, cheeses, salads, sausages, and vegetables present a perfect Scandinavian feast. And no smorgasbord worth its salt would be without kottbullar (Swedish meatballs). They're hearty, meaty party food (small enough so that they're easy to eat while you're mingling), and, served with a side of buttery noodles (sprinkled with parsley) or mashed potatoes, they're a great entree for nights when you don't have time to fuss.

Quick and Easy Dinner Before Thanksgiving

A quick and easy dinner the night before Thanksgiving? You bet. Any marathon runner can tell you that you shouldn't run a long distance prior to the big race. The same holds true for cooking: On the day before Thanksgiving, you should minimize your time in the kitchen. After all, you'll need to reserve your energy, too, for the cooking (and eating) marathon on the holiday itself. With that in mind, here are some quick and easy dinner recipes for your Thanksgiving eve. Each of them takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, and as an added bonus, manyread more

Quick and Easy Recipes Kids Will Love

Kids are creatures of habit. Until they're not. It can be hair-tearingly frustrating to serve up something they loved yesterday -- like pizza or burgers -- only to have them turn their noses up, literally, and pitch their flatware across the kitchen.

How to Make Quick and Easy Donuts

For a special breakfast treat learn how to make these quick and easy donuts. The chocolate frosting tops off these delicious donuts.

Quick and Easy Dinners for After Thanksgiving

No doubt two little words come to mind when you contemplate what to make for dinner on the day after Thanksgiving: quick and easy. What with all the baking, peeling, roasting, simmering, sauteing, and mashing that you've done in the past week, it's likely both you and your kitchen could use a break. But as sure as the sun will set, here comes dinnertime again.

Sweet Talk

Parents

These little cookies are edible name holders. Make them for parties with each child's name.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Atkins - Phase 2

This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Total: 25 mins

Easy Flower Cookies On Sticks

Better Homes and Gardens

Sugar cookie dough balls are rolled in colored sugar, then formed into a flower to make these pretty cookies. They're great for kids parties or spring celebrations.

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