14 Easy Cookie Recipes You Can Make Anytime

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Sometimes you need a cookie recipe that can be thrown together fast. That's where these top-rated cookie recipes come in. Go from mixing bowl to plate in under 30 minutes. Each of these easy cookie recipes requires few ingredients and is ready start to finish is just half an hour. You'll also avoid common cookie baking mistakes and mishaps with these no-fail recipes. Whether you signed up to bring dessert to a party at the last minute or you just need a cookie fix — here are 14 easy cookie recipes you can make anytime.

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Coconut Oil Sugar Cookies

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This variation of a classic sugar cookie is made using coconut oil for a moist result. Simply mix, bake, and enjoy! "Will definitely make again. These are rich and decadent cookies. I'm usually a shortbread girl using all butter. But this half and half ratio with virgin organic unrefined coconut oil and butter is a big difference to me," says reviewer Jaynie Powers. "Smells great and tastes yummy! So now I'm going to dip them in some shiny royal icing!"

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Super-Moist No-Bake Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookies

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Don't even bother cranking up the oven for these. These no-bake cookies are loaded with cocoa butter and oats for a quick and filling chocolate fix. Reviewer Bansheetd says, "These are the best no bake cookies I have ever made! I substituted half & half for the half cup of milk which made them a bit richer!"

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Christine Satterfield

It looks like a chocolate chip cookie. It taste like a chocolate chip cookie, but it's gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. "Thank you so much for this healthy alternative to chocolate chip cookies," says reviewer Julie. "Made these to the exact recipe, cooked them for 10 mins and they came out to perfection, soft centers with crisp edges!"

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Lemon Pound Cake Cookies

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Who knew a cake/cookie hybrid could be so easy? Reviewer Denece Frisbie says, "Absolutely delicious!! Packed with lemon flavor!! I pretty much stayed true to recipe, as a personal preference, I baked at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes...Cake-like cookie, melts in your mouth!"

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Chocolate Fudge Cookies

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It doesn't get easier than a cake-mix cookie, and this recipe uses devil's food cake mix for a sinfully rich result. "The cookies were very moist, fudgey and almost melt-in-your mouth good. Thanks for this quick and wonderful recipe!"

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Muz's Drop Sugar Cookies

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"These cookies are quick, easy and delicious. I rolled the dough, which was very easy to handle and not sticky, into balls and flattened half of them with the bottom of a glass dipped into green colored sugar. I did the same with the second half but used crushed peppermints mixed with sugar," says reviewer theodosia. "The cookies were round and looked like bakery cookies."

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Martina Cookies

Martina Cookies
Muma Lincoln

These shortbread cookies can be dipped in chocolate and topped with a variety of toppings. "What a fabulous recipe! Not only are these cookies delicious, they present very well," says reviewer Lynn567. "My taste testers loved them! They are sure to be a hit on Christmas Eve.....thanks so much!" The dough can easily be frozen ahead of time says recipe creator EMMYJAY1.

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Easy Kids' Recipe for Fluffy Banana Cookies

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Got some overripe bananas? Use them to mix up these delicious banana cookies. Recipe creator Tiffany Hawkey says, "My daughter just turned one and loves to help make these. She pulls the paper from the butter, peels the bananas, mashes and mixes. It's so fast and easy. Any time we have a couple bananas going brown we mix up these."

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Cookie Butter Cookies

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Fans of the popular dessert spread will love this easy cookie recipe. Recipe creator mtpgroove1 says, "I love cookie butter! I was able to find a way to make cookie butter cookies. I could not find any recipe that used cookie butter, so I am glad I can share this recipe with the world."

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All-Natural No-Bake Cookies

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House of Aqua

No oven or processed sugars are required for these easy no-bake cookies. Recipe creator KESSIANNE says, "Choosing to avoid processed sugars doesn't have to mean suppressing cravings! This recipe totally satisfies my peanut butter cup cravings, but leaves me feeling full instead of slightly sick."

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Chewy Strawberry Sugar Cookies

You can also use strawberry jam as a substitute for strawberry puree in these fruity cookies, says reviewer mmark. "I made no changes. They came out beautifully. Chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside. Will definitely make again," says reviewer newman'smom.

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Pumpkin Spice Soft Sugar Cookies

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Recipe creator Big C says, "If a homemade pumpkin pie and a soft sugar cookie had little cookies of their own, well, let these speak for themselves." The best part? They're ready in 20 minutes, start to finish.

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Funfetti® Birthday Cookies

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These cake mix cookies are perfect for last minute birthday parties, or just a Tuesday night… Take it from reviewer Liks2Cook who says, "Fun and easy to make...rich cookies! I will keep the ingredients on hand for a quick cookie fix."

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Chewy Almond Butter Cookies

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ellie may

"This a recipe for those who cannot eat peanut butter like myself, but want a cookie that is similar," says recipe creator mseve. Go from mixing bowl to oven in no time with these warm and nutty cookies.

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