You don't need a special occasion to enjoy cookies. These recipes make it easy to bake any day of the week.
Cost per serving: 25¢
The dough for these lemony-cookies needs at least an hour to chill before baking. To save time, mix up the dough the night before you plan to bake and refrigerate it overnight.
See recipe: Raspberry Sandwich Cookies
Cost per serving: 23¢
In this versatile recipe, you can try other fruits, like raisins, currants, dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots, instead of cherries. You can also use pecans, almonds or hazelnuts in place of the walnuts.
See recipe: Cherry–Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cost per serving: 28¢
Gumdrops are out of the ordinary and give the cookies a colorful twist, but feel free to use raisins or chocolate chips instead for a more traditional batch. A handful of coconut or chopped toasted nuts are also great additions. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a small bit of nutmeg if you like a hint of spice.
See recipe: Oatmeal-Spice Drop Cookies
Cost per serving: 7¢
Simple to make and costing less than 10¢ per serving, dessert does not get any cheaper than this! For variety, you can use a different type of cereal, or swap chopped nuts for the coconut.
See recipe: Chilled Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies
Cost per serving: 20¢
These little two-bite cookies will be impossible for anyone to resist. Make them up to a day ahead of time and store in a resealable container until the day of your big party to give yourself more time.
See recipe: Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies