Category Archives: COOKIES and BARS

When I was a cheerleader in High School, we had several bake sales, to raise funds for our uniforms and trips. I often made these scrumptious, rich brownies. They were usually the first to be sold. If you are in need of a gooey, chocolate, caramel fix today, these are the brownies to sink your […]

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This recipe comes from Food and Wine. Pecan Sandies are one of my Dad’s favorite cookies. He even likes the Keebler variety, but the homemade version is wonderful! These cookies are unbelievably light, delicate and crisp. The secret is to let the cookie dough chill overnight before slicing and baking.  Ingredients 2 sticks unsalted butter, […]

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If I could only post ONE COOKIE on this blog, it would be this cookie!  . . . Old pictures (I will leave the old, to encourage me to keep learning.)  I posted this recipe last July, but it deserves another shout out. Sure, there might be other cookies that are prettier, but none… that […]

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 This is a delicious little bar cookie. If you like lemon bars, and you are a coconut lover, you will devour these bars. Ingredients:  35 NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 1-1/3 cups) 1 cup sugar, divided  1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 2 eggs 1/4 cup lemon juice […]

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click for a larger picture Look at this adorable creature! My daughter (Shannon) brought this home from work (Robert’s Crafts) yesterday. One of the sweet employees (Heidi) made these for each of them After looking it over, we decided that she used this cookie A Mallomar that was piped with sweet frosting, topped with sprinkles. […]

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You don’t have to be in College to enjoy or bake these sugar cookies! When I was in College, we made these cookies at least once a week. Our parents always wondered why we went through so much sugar. When we made trips home, we would beg each of our parents to buy us a […]

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Most of you have probably already made this scrumptious little candy cookie. If you haven’t, you are really missing something delicious in your life. They are fudgy, coconutty, little bites of heaven, especially when they are warm, and first plopped on your wax paper lined cookie sheet. If you want to make something, sinfully rich, […]

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Is there anything better, than a chewy, chocolatey brownie, bursting with crunchy walnuts? (Or plain if you don’t care for nuts) Every family has there favorite brownie recipe, but I’m always trying new recipes. This brownie recipe comes from my new cookbook called Great Cookies by Carole Walter. It is a stunning hardbound book, with […]

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Everyone has there favorite Snickerdoodle recipe, but I promise my Mom’s recipe, is the very best. To be a believer, just try it! * * * * YOU WILL NEED: * 2 1/2 Cups all purpose flour, spooned in and leveled 2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup […]

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When my Taste of Home Magazine arrives, I’m always excited to post some of the great looking recipes. My Mother in Law always made these bars, and so I know that are really good. I haven’t made them for a while, and I think today might be the day. Did I mention that my husband […]

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While looking through my Grandmothers Old recipes, I came across this delicious little bar cookie. It brought back good memories, of the most glorious smells coming from her kitchen. Sometimes she would toss in Chocolate Chips along with the white Chocolate chips, which was also very good. I promise you….they are yummy. YOU WILL NEED: […]

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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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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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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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