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May I Have a Biscuit?

A silver tray holding a variety of different types of cookies.

In England and Australia they’re called biscuits, in Spain galletas, and in Germany they’re called keks — and Americans call them cookies. By and far one of the most versatile of desserts, cookies can be made dozens of different ways, with a wide variety of embellishments. They can be soft and chewy, or thin and crispy. They can be decadently sweet, or surprisingly spicy. However you bake it, this flour/sugar based treat is an American favorite. If you are interested in learning more about the history of cookies, this article from the What’s Cooking America website will give you the details about cookies from their beginnings in the seventh century A.D.

In today’s blog post we are sharing cookie recipes from AllRecipes.com, complete with descriptions, for our LBJ Station Ltd. residents to make and enjoy with Texas gusto of course.

Cookie Recipes from Allrecipes.com

Molasses Sugar Cookies

These are a wonderful chewy spice cookie. They are drop cookies that keep very well. I make them at the beginning of the holiday season and they keep all the way to New Year’s!  

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

“These cookies have a sweet peanut butter cup center.” Peanut butter cups wrapped in a peanut butter cookie for the most peanut buttery of treats.

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe for soft oatmeal cookies creates a moist and flavorful dessert that will make everyone’s day a little bit better.

Earthquake Cookies

These cookies are so easy to make, you’ll probably crumble! You can use any flavor cake mix you like for these cookies. The possibilities are endless.

Easy Pumpkin Chip Cookies

Soft and delicious, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are great with a glass of milk as an afternoon snack.

January is the perfect month to do some baking, and cookies are a quick and easy baking project for an afternoon or evening of fun. Take your cookie baking a step further and host a cookie exchange. Invite a group of Dallas friends over to your apartment, or if it’s a large group reserve a larger space for the gathering. Everyone brings two-dozen cookies and the recipe to share. Go home with a variety of cookies and recipes — yum! What’s your favorite cookie recipe? Share in the comments!