Category Archives: COOKIES and BARS

I really love peanut butter cookies but these are by far, one of the best peanut butter cookies I have ever tasted. I have always loved good chocolate chips in a peanut butter cookie – brilliant! This recipe calls for part peanut butter chips and part chocolate chips, and let me tell you, the combination […]

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Growing up these Date Bars (also called Matrimonial Bars) were a regular part of my mom’s baking, however we bought a box mix, prepared them & baked them. We used to serve them with Whipping Cream over the warm bars. They were so delicious. They no longer make this box mix anymore, and so I […]

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After all these years, these still remain one of my favorites. Most of you probably already have this recipe. If not….try it today. Magic Bars 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 1 pkg) 1 1/3 cups sweetened flaked or shredded coconut 1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips […]

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WARNING: These bars are addictive! They taste just like Peanut Butter Cups.   INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter or margarine, melted 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup peanut butter 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 4 tablespoons peanut butter DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl, mix together the butter or margarine, graham […]

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A great friend of mine, (Rexann) knows me very well. For my birthday a while ago, she gave me the new “Taste of Home” Cookbook. I love cookbooks….too many, isn’t enough! I told her I would try some of the recipe’s and post them for all of you to try. I am making these today. […]

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These cookies are tender, flaky & delicious. They are melt in your mouth good! If you want to make a simpler version. Make one cookie, and dip one end into the chocolate and then into the nuts.     Cookies: 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1 cup sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature […]

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This recipe is a dangerous. I don’t make these often, because you can’t resist eating them. You mix the dough at night. Go to bed. Wake up and fry yourself some beignets. Roll them in cinnamon sugar and experience bliss. They are very simple. You could give most of them away, if you’re worried that […]

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I usually make these at Christmas time, but you simply can’t resist making them now & then. They are buttery and rich Austrian cookies, fragrant with vanilla. Over the years, I’ve intensified the vanilla flavour by adding more pure vanilla and also a drop of almond extract. Piled high on a beautiful dish, it’s impossible […]

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These cookies are absolutely delicious. They look much harder than they really are. I wanted a cookie that uses NUTELLA, that delicious chocolate caramel type spread in a bottle. These are a great cookie to take to a neighbor…..they will be impressed! This recipe comes from a Cookbook called: Passion for Desserts by Emily Luchetti. […]

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Walnut-Apricot Jam Thumbprint Cookies or Hazelnut, Pecan, Almond – Strawberry or Raspberry jam The original recipe for these jam thumbprint cookies uses hazelnuts in the dough and raspberry jam for the filling. I chose to try one of the variations with walnuts and apricots. I experimented and added more walnuts and just loved the texture […]

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It doesn’t get any easier than this! I had a primary song practice today, & needed to take a little treat. I decided to try these Rolo Pecan Cookies, and I’m glad I did. They are so easy & delicious. They were completely gone in seconds! You will need only 3 ingredients: 1 bag of […]

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Pecan Pie is one of my favorites, but making the pie crust is time consuming. Try these………they are wonderful! PECAN PIE BARS 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups packed brown […]

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Blueberry Lemon Bars 8 ounces (1 cup) butter, softened 3 Cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats) *This makes for a crunchier crust 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 large egg, separated 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup fresh lemon […]

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