Cookies and Bars Recipes

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 […]

Chewy Amaretti Cookies

Ingredients 1 (7-ounce) tube pure almond paste (not marzipan; 3/4 cup) 1 cup sugar Pinch of Kosher salt 2 large egg whites at room temperature for at least 30 minutes Directions Preheat oven to 300° and place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven. Line two large sheet pans with parchment paper. Pulse almond […]

Easy, Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup white sugar 1 egg Directions Pre-heat oven to 350°. Mix all ingredients together. Roll batter into small balls and place onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with fork in criss-cross pattern. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Makes 24 cookies. (Gluten-free)

Chewy Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup shortening 1/2 cup Splenda 1 egg 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon milk Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into mixing bowl. Stir mixture to blend evenly, and sift a […]

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Directions Preheat oven to 325°. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Sift together […]

Cashew Butter

Ingredients 2 cups unsalted roasted (or dry toasted) cashews 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt (more to taste) Directions In food processor, combine cashews, 3 tbsp vegetable oil, sugar and salt and blend until smooth. Add in some of the remaining oil if the mixture comes together into a ball instead […]

Really Chewy Cookies with Cranberries

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup cashew butter (homemade, below, or store bought) 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or chocolate chips, etc) Directions Preheat oven to 300° and line baking sheet with […]

Coconut-Carrot Cookies with Orange Icing

Ingredients 1 cup coarsely chopped peeled carrots 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup, softened 2 large eggs 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sweetened flake coconut Frosting: 3 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 tablespoons finely grated […]

Earth Day Bars

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups baking mix (such as Bisquick) 1 1/2 cups instant oats 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup softened butter 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Add Ins Coconut flakes Chocolate chips Chopped dried pineapple Raisins Chopped Brazil nuts Directions Heat oven to 350°. In large mixing bowl, combine baking mix, oats, brown […]

Cherry Garcia Cookies Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup dried cherries 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1-1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar, (packed) 1 egg 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. almond extract 3/4 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 […]

Chocolate Football Bites

Ingredients 6 squares BAKER’S (or other brand) Semi-Sweet Chocolate 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine 1/2 tsp. vanilla 4 cups cocoa sweetened rice cereal   White decorating gel Directions Microwave chocolate, corn syrup and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2-1/2 min., stirring after 1-1/2 min. Blend in vanilla. Add cereal; mix […]

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1-1/2 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt One 6-ounce package dried cranberries 2/3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips Directions Heat oven to 375°. In medium bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add […]

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