Cookies and Bars Recipes

Back-to-School Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter-flavored shortening 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 cups packed brown sugar 4 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups crisp rice cereal 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts 1 cup flaked coconut 1 cup quick-cooking oats Directions: In a […]

Strawberry Lemonade Bars

Ingredients For the base: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 6 ounces/from 10 to 12 whole crackers) 1 cup shelled unsalted pistachios 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 5 tablespoons coconut oil, plus more for coating the dish 1/4 cup clover honey For the filling: 2 cups strawberries (about 10 ounces for about 1 cup […]

Cottage Cheese Tart

Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 6 ounces (4-6 slices) thick-sliced bacon 1 cup bulb onions, sliced 1 cup kale, ribs removed, thinly sliced 1 cup cottage cheese 1 egg, beaten Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup (2 ounces) asiago cheese, shredded Directions Preheat oven to 400°. On lightly floured surface, roll puff […]

Peppermint Mocha Chip Cookies

Peppermint, chocolate and cookie dough… What’s not to love about these holiday treats?

No Bake Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients 1/2 cup honey or light corn syrup 1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk 1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2-2 1/2 cups coarsely crushed flaked cereal Directions Heat honey and peanut butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir until blended. Remove from heat. Stir in dry milk. […]

Heath Bar Cookies

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups coarsely chopped Heath, Skor or chocolate covered toffee bars Directions Preheat oven to 350º. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda […]

Cherry Pecan Dreams

Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon grated orange peel 2 cups vanilla or white chips 1 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped 1 cup chopped pecans Directions In a large bowl, mix butter and sugars. Beat in egg and orange peel. In a separate bowl, […]

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup honey 1 cup crushed cornflakes cereal 2 tablespoons powdered milk Directions Set corn flakes aside. Mix all other ingredients well. Roll into balls. Then roll again in cornflakes until covered. Refrigerate leftovers. This is a yummy snack that?s great with milk!

Easy Pudding Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 (3.9 ounce) package chocolate instant pudding 2 eggs 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups flour 1 (6 oz.) package Baker?s white chocolate, chopped Directions Heat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add dry pudding mix; […]

Chocolate Chunks with Pistachios and Cherries

Ingredients 12 ounces bittersweet Baker?s chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup whole milk 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup shelled pistachios 1 cup dried tart cherries Directions In large microwaveable bowl, combine chocolate, milk, butter, and salt. Place bowl in microwave and heat on high for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Remove […]

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups unsalted butter, softened 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups lightly packed light brown sugar Pinch of salt Directions Preheat oven to 275°. Beat all ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer just until combined. Place dough on a lightly floured surface, and roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut […]

Grandma McClintock?s Raisin Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups water 1 cup raisins Boil until water has reduced to about 1/2 cup. Drain raisins and measure 1/2 cup of liquid. 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla Butter Frosting: 1/2 cup butter, softened […]

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  2 cups confectioners? sugar 3 tablespoons […]

Apple Brownies

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter 1 egg, divided Milk 1 cup crushed corn flakes 8 cups peeled, cored, thinly sliced tart apples 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup sifted confectioners? sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 to 2 […]

Honey Cherry Granola Bars

Ingredients 1/3 cup pure honey 1/4 cup butter, melted 3 egg whites 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring 3 cups low-fat granola 1/2 cup almonds, coarsely chopped 3/4 cup dried cherries Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together honey, butter, egg whites, cinnamon and almond flavoring. Stir in granola, almonds and cherries. Spoon granola […]

Brown Sugar Meringue Bars

Ingredients 3/4 cup brown sugar, divided 3/4 cup sugar, divided 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs, separated 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup milk chocolate chips Directions Preheat oven to 325°. Grease 13 x 9? baking pan and set aside. In large bowl, […]

Blueberry Drop Cookies

Ingredients 3/4 cup margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh grated fresh lemon rind 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen, thawed and drained) Directions In mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugar until fluffy […]

Double-Drizzle Pecan Cookies

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted CARAMEL DRIZZLE: 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup confectioners? sugar CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE: 1 […]

Plump and Chewy Sugar Cookies

Ingredients 2/3 cup butter 1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 1/2 cup all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk 1 3/4 cup (14 oz. pkg.) M & M?s or Toll […]

Thick, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks or 8 ounces) butter, softened 1 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt (use 1 tsp. if you like more salt) 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup raisins 1 […]

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