Old Fashioned Cookie Recipes

Grandma's old fashioned cookie recipes make the best cookies from scratch you've ever tasted. These homemade cookies are wonderfully inexpensive to make, and their ingredients are so wholesome that you and your children can eat them freely.

You will love seeing everyone enjoying your old time cookies. Heck, they'll rave about them! And they might even steal them! (Read more about that below.) But, don't worry, you can always make a fresh batch in a pinch.

Old Fashioned Cookie Recipes

Assorted Homemade CookiesAssortment of Grandma's Homemade Cookies
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Thanks for the Memories

Bob HopeBob Hope Performs at USO Show Overseas c. 1960s
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Bob Hope wasn't the only one who had fond memories. I can recall when growing up on the farm, there was always a large tin of freshly baked cookies sitting in the pantry.

I was told not to touch them, but I often sneaked one or two when Mom wasn't looking — okay, okay — I confess. I sneaked a handful.

Sometimes I got caught, but Mom never complained too much. She loved to see us enjoying them, and she could always bake more when needed.

Tucked away in the happy carefree memories of childhood, everybody has a special cookie jar or tin. Maybe it sat in one corner of the cupboard, or maybe it was set high up to keep little hands from removing its contents too easily.

Sometimes the jar was filled with sugar cookies, sometimes with hermits, and at other times with crisp, golden ginger snaps. Whatever cookies it held, its contents were always a household joy to children — of all ages.

Homemade Sugar CookiesWhy Not Make Some Homemade Cookies Today?
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Now, thanks to Grandma's old fashioned cookie recipes, your children will have their own fond memories. You'll find recipes for a wide variety of homemade cookies above. They're so much fun to make that you'll want to try them all.

When it comes to homemade cookies, you can never have too many on hand for unexpected guests, and they also make a wonderful gift for someone special, whatever the occasion.

Make Cookie Sandwiches

Homemade Cookie Sandwiches Served on a Cake StandMake Mouth-Watering Cookie Sandwiches
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Here's a great idea for a dessert treat. Make Cookie Sandwiches simply by spreading icing between two homemade cookies made from any of Grandma's recipes.

The History of Cookies

Vintage Housewife Making Cookies

Today's cookies likely evolved from some of the more practical bread or biscuit recipes of times past. Persia was one of the first countries to utilize sugar cane, and it's thought that small, sweetened cakes or biscuits were being baked there by the seventh century.

Recipes for making homemade cookies became popular during the Elizabethan Era when refined sugar became widely available throughout Europe.

The word "cookie" is said to come from the Dutch word koekje, which means "little cake," though in England, and in some Commonwealth countries they are still called biscuits.

They are called keks or kels in Germany, and in Italy two popular cookies are known as amaretti and biscotti.

Whatever you call cookies, they always taste best when you make them yourself, and Grandma's old fashioned cookie recipes can help you to make them.

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