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AW’s Chewy Cranberry-Oatmeal Cookie Bars

January 10, 2012 Comments off

Base recipe source:  Food.com

Ingredients:

  • Flour – 1½ cups
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Ground Cinnamon – ½ teaspoon
  • Oats – 2½ cups
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • Brown Sugar – 1 cup
  • Granulated Sugar – ½ cup
  • Eggs – 2
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Vanilla Extract – 2 teaspoons
  • Dried Cranberries – 1⅓ cup
  • Chopped Pecans – ¾ cup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° (F).
  2. Line cookie pan with parchment paper or spray with butter spray.
  3. Mix dry ingredients (except the sugars) then add oats and pecans; stir well.
  4. In a separate bowl beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and use a spatula to scrap down the edges of the bowl. Add honey and vanilla extract.  Beat mixture until well blended.
  5. Add half of the dry mix into the batter and stir well.  Add remaining half of dry mix and stir until well blended.
  6. Add cranberries and pecans and stir until well blended.
  7. Put mixture onto cookie sheet and press down until mixture is level and touching each edge of the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for approximately 15 mins or until center is soft and no longer looks wet.
  9. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to cutting board and cut into bars.  Place bars on rack to cool.

Lemon Cookies

April 29, 2010 Comments off

Ingredients:
  • 1 (18.25 oz) package lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).
  2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, and lemon extract until well blended. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into a bowl of confectioners’ sugar. Roll them around until they’re lightly covered. Once sugared, put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. The bottoms will be light brown, and the insides chewy.
NOTE: Try using 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and some lemon zest instead of the lemon extract.  Also, try refrigerating the dough for about 24 hours.

New Orleans Bread Pudding and Whiskey Sauce

February 4, 2010 Comments off

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart sweet milk
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins

Soak bread in sweet milk and crush until well mixed.  Add eggs, sugar, vanilla and raisins and stir well.  Pour melted butter into bottom of casserole dish and then add mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees (F) until firm.

Whiskey Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 small can Pet milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 2 jiggers bourbon

Combine butter, milk, sugar and egg yolk (best if in double broiler).  Cook, stirring over simmering water, until thickened.  Stir in bourbon.  Serve warm on bread pudding (or on cakes).

Pecan Pie

February 4, 2010 Comments off

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup Karo syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cup pecans, chopped

Line 2 unbaked 9-inch pastry shells with pecans.  Blend all other ingredients with mixer.  Pour half of mixture into each pie shell over pecans.  Bake 10 minutes at 450 degrees (F) and then turn oven down to 350 degrees (F) and bake for 35 minutes.

Cheese Wafers

January 30, 2010 Comments off

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 2 sticks margarine
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 cup Rice Krispies
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • dash of tabasco sauce

Add cheese and margarine in mixing bowl.  Cover and let stand overnight.  Add flour, then add pepper, tabasco sauce and Rice Krispies.  Shape into small balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten balls with fork.  Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees (F) for approximately 20 minutes.

Peanut Butter Cookies

January 30, 2010 Comments off

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Thoroughly cream butter, peanut butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.  Sift together dry ingredients; blend into creamed mixture.  Shape into 1 inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Press down on cookie with a fork in a crisscross pattern.  Bake at 375 degrees (F) for 10-12 minutes.  Cool slightly; remove from pan and set on cooling rack.

No-Bake Cookies

January 30, 2010 Comments off

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cook margarine, cocoa, sugar and milk until bubbles form around side.  Remove from heat and add oats, peanut butter and vanilla extract.  Drop onto waxed paper and let cool.