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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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.

Sugar Cookie Sheet

Ladies' Home Journal

It's a cinch to make a cookie cake at home. Serve this instead of cake at your next birthday party.

Stamped Cookies


Make these personalized treats using crafts-store stamps (preferably ink-free ones) and share with your favorite Valentines.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ladies' Home Journal

Mix up scrumptious cookie dough in an ovenproof skillet, bake it and dessert is served, with only one dish to wash.

ABC Sandwich Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Total: 15 mins

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.

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Egg Cookie Ornaments

Family Circle

Kids will get a kick out of decorating edible cookie Easter eggs! Bake a batch before the bunny hops into town this year.

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.

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.

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.

Quick and Easy Brunch: Herb Quitatta

Simple, quick and much lighter that a traditional slice of quiche, this crustless fritatta brunch recipe has endless customization possibilities.

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.

Ranger Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Your favorite on-the-go goodie gets the dessert treatment. Mix raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and more dried fruit bits to create this sweet and filling snack.

Bourbon Brownies

Better Homes and Gardens

A splash of bourbon in the brownie batter and frosting makes this nutty dessert extra spirited. These will be a hit after dinner tonight or at your next bake sale!

Chocolate-Sesame Cookies

Diabetic Living

These tasty cookies get their nutty flavor thanks to tahini, a Mediterranean sesame seed paste. The chocolate dough is then rolled in sesame seeds for extra crunch.

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