Category Archives: COOKIES and BARS

 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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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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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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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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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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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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  We have a Christmas Party to attend tonight, and I needed to bring something yummy. These cookies are one of our favorites. I like this recipe, because you can make two different cookies with one dough. They melt in your mouth! (I double this recipe) YOU WILL NEED: 1 Cup butter 1 Cup powdered […]

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These delicious little bars, taste very similar to the Girl Scout Somoas. They have a tender shortbread crust, and the top is toasted coconut, chewy caramel, and warm drizzled chocolate. You can also dip the bottom half of the bar in chocolate as well…if you desire. I will be making and eating these again! HOMEMADE […]

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If you’ve never tried Soda Cracker cookies, you’re missing out. They sound weird, but they are delicious. If you like Toffee Candy….you’ll love these cookies! Really.  YOU WILL NEED: 35 Saltine Crackers 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup butter 2 cups chocolate chips (Milk or Semi Sweet) 1/2 cup chopped nuts DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven […]

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Here’s a quick, delicious dessert idea, from food Network, when you are running short on time, but want something that looks like it took hours to prepare. I tried these puff pastry knots, and they are flaky & fantastic. You can use any jam or jelly that you have on hand. Raspberry is also delicious. […]

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My wonderful neighbor & my sweet little Cookie girl….. brought these fabulous bars over the other day. They were gone in minutes. I thought you might also like the recipe. They melt in your mouth…..literally! Things have been busy lately, but I will promise to post more recipes very soon. YOU WILL NEED: 2 Cups […]

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We used to make these rich, fattening bars in college. (Remember these Cindy!) Now that I’m older & fatter, I don’t make them as often. The kids have all married now, and my good husband doesn’t care much sweets or Chocolate, so that leaves ME…..eating the whole pan. They are scrumptious. Rocky Road bars For […]

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 Ingredients Crust  1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour  1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened 1/4 cup packed brown sugar Filling  3 eggs 3/4 cup corn syrup 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  1-3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) Semi-Sweet or milk chips 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans DIRECTIONS: PREHEAT […]

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Here’s a great idea from my Taste of Home Magazine. Make a chocolate cupcake into a spider by adding a half-marshmallow “body” under the frosting, licorice legs and mini M&M eyes. Add chocolate sprinkles for a “hairy” effect.   YOU WILL NEED: *1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup baking […]

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