We’ve gathered our easy single serving and Small Batch Christmas Cookie Recipes that have all been reader tested, approved, and loved by many. From chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies to fun, specialty cookies, you’re sure to find many new small batch cookie recipes to try.
It’s hard to believe it’s December already and time to start baking Christmas cookies! Here we’ve gathered our most popular small batch Christmas cookie recipes for you to enjoy.
Sometimes you just need a cookie – not two dozen – just one, two, or maybe even a few more. These small batch and single serving cookie recipes are the absolute best! Each of these cookie recipes have been scaled down and tested and are guaranteed to make every cookie lover happy.
When you are cooking for one or two, you often don’t want to make a large batch of cookies. Sure you can keep the extra cookies in a cookie jar but really, who wants to eat the same cookies for weeks? Fresh, warm from the oven, homemade cookies are simply wonderful so why not make a single cookie or a small batch of cookies whenever you want.
These big, soft ginger cookies are perfectly spiced and incredibly delicious. They have a melt in your mouth texture and are rolled in sugar before baking for a slight crunch. Easy to make, this small batch recipe yields 4 spectacular molasses ginger cookies.
Small Batch Lace Cookies Recipe – delicate, crispy oatmeal cookies that are easy to make and incredibly delicious! These thin cookies are a holiday favorite. This small batch lace cookies recipe yields 4-5 large cookies.
Cowboy Cookies, also known as Texas Governor's Mansion Cookies – these famous jumbo cookies are filled with oats, chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut and are spectacular! You'll love this half batch recipe for these soft and chewy cookies.
There’s something very special about shortbread cookies. The buttery flavor and light texture makes them the perfect cookie to enjoy with coffee or tea. An added bonus is that they require very few ingredients and can be baked rather quickly. We’ve taken a traditional shortbread cookie recipe and scaled down the ingredients so that the recipe will yield 3 perfect cookies. The addition of melted chocolate makes them even more special.
This soft and chewy oatmeal butterscotch mini skillet cookie is made with butterscotch chips and oats, a classic combination! It's baked in a small cast iron skillet and is the perfect cookie for one or two people!
If you're a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, you will absolutely love these Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies. They're also known as Peanut Butter Blossoms and they're heavenly. This small batch recipe will yield about 6 cookies.
These Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies are THE BEST chocolate cookies! No flour, no butter, no oil needed. They're fudge-like, rich, chewy and easy to make too! Made with cocoa powder, powdered sugar and chopped pecans. This small batch recipe yields 5-6 delicious chocolate pecan cookies. The perfect amount for one or two people!
This is a classic recipe for meringue cookies! This small batch cookie recipe will yield 5-6 melt in your mouth meringues. It's the perfect recipe to use when you have one egg white. Crispy on the outside and wonderfully chewy in the center, these meringues are irresistible!
This soft and chewy eggless chocolate chip cookies recipe is perfect for those with an egg allergy or if you're simply out of eggs. This delicious small batch recipe makes just a few cookies – great for satisfying a cookie craving!
The best small batch coconut macaroons recipe! These coconut-filled cookies are soft and chewy in the center and perfectly crispy around the edges. They're gluten-free and dairy-free and they bake in just 15 minutes!
Small Batch DoubleTree Cookie Recipe – For the first time, DoubleTree Hotel has released their original chocolate chip cookie recipe and we've scaled down the ingredients to bring you a small batch version of these famous cookies !
These peanut butter cookies are soft, chewy, and totally irresistible! They're made with pantry staples and no chilling of the dough is required. Packed with peanut butter flavor, these cookies are so easy to make and can be ready in minutes.
An easy recipe for melt in your mouth butter cookies! These cookies are perfectly sweet with slightly crisp edges. They can be enjoyed simply or topped with nuts or dipped in chocolate. Such a versatile recipe.
Ladyfingers are light and airy sweet biscuits that are often used in desserts such as tiramisu but are also lovely little cookies to enjoy with coffee or tea. This easy ladyfingers recipe calls for just 4 ingredients!
Measure flour correctly. To measure flour correctly, use a spoon to scoop flour into a measuring cup made for dry ingredients and slightly overfill it. Then, use the back of a knife or other straight-edged utensil to level the flour across the cup. Do not scoop the flour. When you scoop, the flour gets packed too tightly and you will end up with more flour than the recipe calls for.
Use a baking mat or parchment paper to line your cookie sheet. I don’t recommend coating your baking sheet with butter or oil spray because it creates an overly greasy sheet that will make your cookies spread.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Soften Butter?
The best way to soften your butter is to put it out on the kitchen counter for a half hour before you want to use it. Another way to quickly soften butter is to put the cold butter in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. If you use this method, be sure to watch carefully – you don’t want the butter to melt at all.
Do I Need To Sift Flour When Baking Cookies?
Not for any of our small batch cookies. However, measuring flour accurately is critical to the success of your cookies. Use the spoon and level method described in the “Expert Tips” section if you do not have a kitchen scale.
Why Do My Cookies Seem To Require An Extra Few Minutes Of Baking Time?
First, check to make sure that your oven is heating correctly. You can do this by placing an oven thermometer inside your oven and heating the oven to 350 F. Watch to see that the oven thermometer registers the same temperature as your oven.
If the oven thermometer registers lower than the setting, increase the oven temperature by a few degrees. If the thermometer registers higher than the setting, remove the cookies a few minutes sooner.
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