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5 Frugal Cookie Recipes

Your Christmas budget may be tapped, but you still need to put out a plate of cookies for Santa. Have no fear, here are some frugal cookie recipes you can whip up without over-extending yourself.

1. Christmas Crack I make this every year because it’s inexpensive and addicting – that’s part of the reason it’s called “crack.” Only 4 ingredients: butter, brown sugar, Saltines & chocolate chips. If you’r feeling sassy you can add some sprinkles, M&Ms or crushed up candy canes.


2. Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

3. Cream Cheese Cookies

4. The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie 

5. Pumpkin Muffins – okay, not exactly cookies but there’s only 2 ingredients, give me a break!

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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4 Responses to 5 Frugal Cookie Recipes

  1. Lucy Schmidt December 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    I passed by everything and went right to the pumpkin muffins! Anything pumpkin is fine with me. Yum! I do believe even I could make these. ;-) I’m not known for my culinary talents.

    • Eve December 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

      I’m with you on the love of pumpkin! Have you tried the pumpkin egg nog that’s in stores? It’s like drinking pumpkin fudge!

      • Lucy Schmidt December 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

        Yes, I tried it and loved it. It was a little too rich for me, so I’ve been going with the low-fat versions of plain eggnog. I freeze it in small containers and eat it like ice cream. BTW, did you know Dreyer’s (it’s Edy’s on the east coast) has pumpkin and eggnog ice creams this time of year? We stock the freezer with the pumpkin one, as it’s only around for 2-3 months.

  2. femmefrugality December 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    I had never had pumpkin muffins before a few years ago. They had chocolate chips in them and were delish! I’ll have to try those chocolate chip cookies…I’m notoriously bad at baking them. Pinning this whole thing.
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