With school starting up, it means bake sales are on the horizon. If you're a regular at creaming butter and sugar, this task will be nothing more than a commitment of your time. But, if everything you put into the oven comes out cracked, lopsided or burned, the thought of having to set your amateur cookies next to a more seasoned baker may be more than you can bear.
We're here to help. With a dozen easy-to-make and sure-to-please recipes, you can skip the pre-made cookie dough and whip up dessert from scratch in no time.
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