These ten cookie recipes that take less than 15 minutes will blow your mind

What can be better than sitting on a sofa, cuddled up in cozy blanket, sipping tea, and nibbling on a few (or more) fresh, delicious cookies after a long, cold day? You can argue that this situation is impossible; you’re busy, and never have enough time or energy for baking yummy goods.

Here at Creative Ideas, we know how little time you have for desserts. That is why we put together a list of ten recipes for the best cookies that only take 15 minutes to make.

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Coconut cookies

You will need:

  • 3.5 oz (100 g) of flour
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) of sugar
  • 7 oz (200 g) of coconut flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder

Directions:

  1. Beat the eggs with sugar.
  2. Add coconut flakes, mix.
  3. Add flour and baking powder, mix again.
  4. Cool the dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Wet hands and shape cookies.
  6. Bake at 350F (180°C) for 15 minutes.

Apple cookies

You will need:

 
  • 4 oz (120 g) of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 oz (200 g) of margarine
  • 17 oz (500 g) of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 apples

Directions:

  1. Mix eggs, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Add softened margarine and mix again.
  3. Add flour and baking powder, and mix with a spoon.
  4. Peel apples and cut into small cubes, add to the mix.
  5. Put the mixture on the baking tray with baking parchment on. Be careful not to put the cookies too close together. Bake at 400 F (200 °С) for 10–15 minutes.

Sesame cookies

You will need:

  • 2.5 oz (70 g) of flour
  • 2 oz (60 g) of butter
  • 4oz (120 g) of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 5.5 oz (160 g) of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons of salt

Directions:

  1. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Whisk softened butter with sugar. Add an egg, vanilla, and lemon juice to the mixture. Whip for 20-30 seconds.
  3. At low speed, add flour little by little to the mixer
  4. Mix in sesame seeds (make sure to lightly roast sesame seeds beforehand) with a spatula.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 350F (180°C). Put the mixture on the baking tray with baking parchment on. Put the cookie mixture about 3-4 cm apart because the cookies will spread.
  6. Bake 8-15 minutes depending on the size.
 

Chocolate cookies

You will need:

  • 8.5 oz (240 g) of baking chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2/3 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 big eggs
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoons of vanilla sugar
  • 150 g chocolate broken up in pieces

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F (180°C).
  2. Lay out the baking tray with baking parchment.
  3. Chop the chocolate into small pieces.
  4. Whip sugar, eggs and vanilla sugar (for about 4 minutes).
  5. Melt 8.5 oz (240 g) of chocolate with butter on a bain-marie or in a microwave.
  6. Add chocolate to the mixture and slowly mix.
  7. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add it to the mixture and mix.
  8. Add remaining chocolate to the mixture and mix.
  9. Put the cookie mixture about 5-7 cm apart.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Homemade oatmeal cookies

You will need:

 
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 cup of flour
  • nuts, candied and dried fruits (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix butter with sugar, put in a bowl and mix with a fork.
  2. Blend with a mixer until the mixture is even.
  3. Add eggs and mix.
  4. Add a cup of oats.
  5. Mix and add stuffing, i.e. nuts and fruits. You should add about 2 cups of stuffing.
  6. Mix and add flour.
  7. Make dough balls, dip in flour and shape into cookies.
  8. Put the mixture on the baking tray with baking parchment and olive oil on.
  9. Bake at 400 F (200 °С) for 15 minutes.

Milk biscuits

You will need:

  • 14 oz (400 g) of flour
  • 7 oz (200 g) of sugar
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 oz (80 ml) of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

Directions:

  1. Mix softened butter with sugar.
  2. Add egg, milk and baking powder, mix
  3. Add flour and knead the dough.
  4. Roll out the dough into a 7–10 mm sheet.
  5. Use a special form for baking with wavy edges or just a regular metal molds for tartlets to cut out the cookies.
  6. Put the mixture on the baking tray with baking parchment on. Pre-heat the oven to 350F (180°C).
  7. Bake for 15 minutes until the edges darken.
 

Banana cookies

You will need:

  • 2 big soft bananas
  • 1 cup of oats
  • nuts, raisins, chocolate, cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Mix bananas with oats.
  2. Add nuts, raisins, chocolate, cinnamon (if desired).
  3. Bake at 350F (180°C) for 15 minutes.

“Madeleine” cookies

You will need:

  • 4oz (120 g) of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 oz (80 g) of sugar
  • 3 oz (90 g) of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Soften butter, add eggs and sugar.
  2. Whisk the mixture.
  3. Add flour and lemon juice. Thoroughly mix.
  4. Mold dough into “Madeleine” shaped forms for cookies ( or any other).
  5. Bake at 350F (180°C) for 12-15 minutes.
 

“Coffee grains” cookies

You will need:

  • 4 tablespoons of milk
  • 5 tablespoons of instant coffee
  • 7 oz (200 g) of butter
  • 8 oz (200 ml) of cream (30%)
  • 9 oz (250 g) of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 22 oz (650 g) of flour

Directions:

  1. Dissolve coffee in hot milk. Add butter, sugar, cream and cocoa. Whisk all together.
  2. Add flour and knead the dough.
  3. Make dough balls. Make them a bit longer (they should look like coffee grains).
  4. Use a toothpick to create a lengthwise cut (look at the picture).
  5. Put cookies on a tray. Heat the oven to 350F (180°C). Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes.

“Guests are here” cookies

You will need:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 pack of vanilla sugar
  • 9 oz (230) g of flour
  • 3 oz (80 g) of powder sugar
  • 4oz (120 g) of butter
  • 3/4 teaspoons of lemon zest

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F (180°C).
  2. Set the baking tray by putting baking parchment, olive oil, and flour on it.
  3. Sift flour and sugar into a bowl.
  4. Add softened butter, egg yolks and lemon zest.
  5. Mix until even.
  6. Knead for 5-10 minutes until the dough becomes elastic.
  7. Shape dough into a “sausage” and cut into circles.
  8. Put dough on baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.

Photo: ovkuse

 

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