Category Archives: COOKIES and BARS

PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

I bought a fabulous new Cookbook the other day, called: GREAT COOKIES by Carole Walter. This book is packed with more than 200 delectable recipes, and over 150 tantalizing photographs! It was worth the $35.00 hard back price. It’s about 3″ thick! I debated for at least an hour, whether or not to pay that […]

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PEANUT BUTTER SHORTBREAD COOKIES

If you aren’t concerned about the latest Peanut Butter scare, you will want to make these delicious cookies. My peanut butter was purchased before the recall. I’m always trying new recipes, and this is the one I decided on today. These are not your typical, chewy, Peanut Butter cookie. They are as the name suggests, […]

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ALMOND TOFFEE BARS

Most Everyone loves magic cookie bars, and these are very similar. I seem to like any bar made with Eagle Brand Milk. I always use the fat-free -green label can. I think it makes me feel better about eating them! Ingredients:  1/2 cup butter or margarine  1-1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats  1/2 cup graham cracker […]

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CHERRY-PISTACHIO WEDDING COOKIES

 Here is another recipe, from my Cooking Light Magazine. Everyone loves the traditional wedding cookies, but this one has a twist of Dried Cherries & salty, roasted pistachio nuts blended in! This is a delicate, melt in your mouth cookie. Make sure you use chilled butter. The dough will be crumbly after you’ve combined all […]

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ANGEL FOOD CUPCAKES with RASPBERRY SWIRL & ORANGE GLAZE

My Family loves Angel Food Cake, and so I make it on a regular basis. I usually put the entire mix in an Angel Food Cake Pan (Tube), and we enjoy eating it…..just like it is. I found a recipe that sounds really delicious, and plan to try this very soon. Let me know if […]

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CHERRY OR BLUEBERRY CRUMB DESSERT

While taking my daughter home today, she mentioned that she was going to make a scrumptious blueberry dessert. It sounded so good, that I had to go home and make it myself. I made the Cherry version with big chunks of Walnuts. My daughter likes blueberry filling with Almonds. Either way, it’s delicious, and so […]

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FLAKY CINNAMON PALMIERS

Here’s another favorite holiday cookie, that is so flaky and delicious. They are made with ready puff-pastry. They look difficult to make, but are very simple. Be sure to make these cookies for your holiday table! YOU WILL NEED: 2/3 CUP CHOPPED ALMONDS, WALNUTS OR HAZELNUTS 2 TABLESPOONS SUGAR, PLUS EXTRA FOR SPRINKLING 1/2 TEASPOON […]

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CHOCOLATE DIPPED HAZELNUT CRESCENTS

I love hazelnuts, so any recipe that uses them, I usually love. Here is another favorite. Walnuts, pecans or almonds can be used instead of hazelnuts, but they must be finely ground. These are a pretty cookie for your Christmas plates. Sometimes I add 1/2 tsp. almond extract for a different taste. YUM! YOU WILL […]

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BLACK & WHITE FLORENTINES

Here is one of my favorite cookies. They require some effort, and I usually place them on Christmas plates for neighbors, with toffee & caramels, because they look so pretty. Here’s the delicious recipe. They are worth the effort! YOU WILL NEED: 1/2 cup Heavy Cream 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons honey […]

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BLUBERRY RUGELACH

This is an elegant, simple to make pastry. You can use any jam you would like. They look like you spent hours creating them, but you can roll them in a snap. They are scrumptious! YOU WILL NEED: 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature  One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature […]

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