May 012015
 

My husband doesn’t care for oatmeal cookies, but he likes these. I don’t know if it’s the chocolate chips or the added flavor from the brown sugar, but I was shocked when he ate more than one! I found a way to get him to eat oats!

Now I just need to find a way to get him to eat bell peppers and celery. Then… I will feel accomplished. Somehow, I don’t think the celery is ever going to happen though. 

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/2 cup shortening
  7. 1 egg
  8. 2 Tablespoons milk
  9. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  10. 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  11. 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  12. 1/2 to 1 cup raisins (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Stir together flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt and baking soda.
  3. Add shortening, egg, milk and vanilla. Stir until well mixed.
  4. Mix in oats, chocolate chips and raisins if desired.
  5. Drop dough two inches apart onto greased cookie sheet using a teaspoon.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes.
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Apr 032015
 

Who could resist chocolate and strawberries? Try dipping half of the cookie into the glaze like a chocolate strawberry.

This recipe can be easily modified for other flavored cake mixes. Imagine replacing the strawberry cake mix with red velvet, caramel, banana supreme, orangesicle or any of your favorite cake mixes.

I’m thinking about trying a spice cake mix next with white chocolate glaze. What do you think?

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 36
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Ingredients
  1. 1 package strawberry cake mix
  2. 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

  5. Glaze:
  6. 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  7. 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  8. 3 Tablespoons shortening
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°
  2. In large bowl combine cake mix, butter or margarine and eggs. Mix well. Stir in mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by rounded spoonfuls on ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost set. Cool slightly on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack. Cool completely.
  5. Drizzle with glaze and allow to set.
  6. Glaze: In small bowl microwave mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 1/2 Tablespoons shortening for 30 seconds. Stir. If needed, microwave an additional 10 seconds or until melted and smooth when stirred. Drizzle on cooled cookies.
  7. In small bowl microwave white chocolate chips and 1 1/2 Tablespoons shortening for 30 seconds. Stir. If needed, microwave an additional 10 seconds or until melted and smooth when stirred. Drizzle on cooled cookies. Allow to set before storing in an airtight container.
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This recipe is almost identical to Cherry Cordial Cookies with only a slight variation in the glaze. I liked cherry so much I decided to try strawberry!

Mar 162015
 

Good served warm or cooled or cold. Rich flavor and great with ice cream. I had a hard time sharing! 

Not everyone likes nuts, so I covered half with chopped pecans instead of mixing them in and it was good both ways.

Although I made these around Christmas, the deep golden color reminded me of autumn. I think I’m going to have to make some again in the fall.

Butterscotch Brownies
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Cook Time
25 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup shortening
  2. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 3/4 cup flour
  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 8×8 pan with shortening.
  3. Melt shortening over low heat and remove from burner. Stir in brown sugar, vanilla and egg.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients and spread in pan.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool for five to ten minutes on wire rack.
  6. Cut into squares.
Notes
  1. If you have problems with other brownie recipes sticking to the bottom of the pan, try greasing and lightly flouring the pan.
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Mar 022015
 

Very quick and yummy cluster recipe.

I use leftover nuts and chocolate from holiday baking to make these and sometimes they’re gone faster than everything else.

Makes a great addition to holiday candies and makes a great gift for the nut lover with a sweet tooth. Sometimes I add mini M&M’s to add a little color, so they look more festive. Dried fruit and your favorite nut mixes instead of plain peanuts are good, too!

Chocolate Peanut Clusters
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  2. 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  3. 1 Tablespoon shortening
  4. 1 cup lightly salted or unsalted, roasted peanuts
Instructions
  1. In small bowl place milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave for 1 minute or until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
  2. Stir in peanuts and drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper, waxed paper or into candy papers. Set until firm.
Notes
  1. Try using your favorite low-salt nut mix instead of peanuts or toss in some dried fruit.
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Feb 162015
 

Cherry chocolate cookies! These easy cookies taste a lot like chocolate cherry cordials especially when they’re warm. I had to stop myself from eating them all before I could even glaze them.

You could try dipping half of the cookie into the glaze for a different look. Even if you slop the glaze around like I did, they end up looking artistic. I’m not adept at doing fancy things with glazes or icings, but I was pleased with the way they turned out. 

 

Cherry Cordial Cookies
Yields 36
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Ingredients
  1. 1 package cherry cake mix
  2. 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  5. Glaze:
  6. 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  7. 3 Tablespoons shortening
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°
  2. In large bowl combine cake mix, butter or margarine and eggs. Mix well. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by rounded spoonfuls on ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost set. Cool slightly on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack. Cool completely.
  5. Drizzle with glaze and allow to set.
Notes
  1. Glaze:
  2. In small bowl microwave mini chocolate chips and shortening for 45 seconds. Stir. If needed, microwave an additional 15 seconds or until melted and smooth when stirred. Use immediately.
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