Cookies and Bars Recipes

Holiday Spritz Cookies

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups sifted flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup softened unsalted butter 3/4 cup sugar dash of salt 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Sift together flour and baking powder. Cream butter, sugar and salt; add egg and vanilla. Beat flour into butter mixture. Add food coloring if desired. Press through […]

Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Ingredients 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon rum extract 1/2 teaspoon brandy extract 2 eggs 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup colored (or plain) sugar Directions Heat oven to 400°. In large mixer bowl, combine […]

Amish Ginger Cookies

Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda extra granulated sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350°. In mixing bowl, beat together butter and 1 cup sugar […]

Fudge-Pecan Chewies

Ingredients 1/4 cup butter or margarine 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup chopped pecans 60 pecan halves Directions Pre-heat oven to 350°. Combine first 3 ingredients in heavy saucepan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate and butter melt. Remove […]

Brown Sugar Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups sifted flour, less if possible 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1 egg 1 tablespoon 15% cream (any kind of cream from 10% to 35% will work fine) 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla Granulated sugar, for decorating Directions Blend 1 cup flour, baking […]

Pistachio Christmas Ribbon Bars

Ingredients 1/2 pound unsalted butter or margarine, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt (omit this if your pistachios are salted) 1/2-2/3 cup raspberry or strawberry jam 2/3 cup pistachios, chopped Directions Preheat oven to 325°. Combine butter, sugar and egg; beat until thoroughly blended. Stir in […]

Banbury Tarts

Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup raisins 1 tablespoon lemon juice Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Put plump raisins in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Cream room temperature butter and gradually add sugar. Beat until light. Add beaten egg. Stir in raisins and lemon […]

Cranberry Walnut Bars

Ingredients Dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 12 tablespoons (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter 1 large egg — beaten 2 tablespoons milk Combine flour and sugar. Cut butter into small pieces and blend it with flour until mixture resembles coarse meal. Blend egg and milk; pour them into flour and mix until dough […]

Almond Cookie Strips

Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups flour 1 egg white 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Beat together butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. […]

Chocolate Pecan Fudge

Ingredients 2 12 oz. packages semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 cup honey 3/4 cup chopped pecans Directions Butter a 9-inch square baking pan. Place chocolate chips, condensed milk and honey in medium saucepan. Heat ingredients over very low hear, stirring constantly, just until chips are melted. Remove pan from […]

Lunch Box Sour Cream Cookies

Ingredients 3 1/4 cup butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup sugar or cinnamon sugar Pecan halves (for 60 cookies) Directions Cream butter and sugar until light and smooth. Add […]

Cracker Jack Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 pinch salt 2 cups quick cooking oats 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut 2 cups crisp rice cereal 1 1/2 cups chopped salted […]

Soy Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients 4 oz. unsalted butter 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 3 1/2 T. plain soy milk 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 3/4 lb. chopped good quality chocolate, or 3/4 lb. chocolate chips Directions Cream margarine and sugars. Slowly add soymilk (it acts as […]

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients 1/2 lb. (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened 1 firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 s all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 3 s oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 1 raisins Directions Heat oven to 350°. In […]

Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients 1 2/3 s all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 shortening 1/3 peanut butter 1/2 sugar 1/2 light or dark corn syrup 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Directions Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat together shortening and peanut butter; add sugar and […]

Jumbo Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients 2 s white sugar 1 peanut butter 1 butter or margarine 1/2 water 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 1/4 s all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 s rolled oats 1 1/2 s raisins 6 s toasted oat cereal rings Directions Preheat oven to 375°. In very large […]

Take-A-Break Bars

Ingredients 1/2 all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional 1 1/2 s chopped mixed dried fruit 2/3 oatmeal 1/3 chopped peanuts 6 eggs 2/3 firmly-packed brown sugar 1/2 chunk-style peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, if desired. […]

Old-Fashioned Soft Molasses Cookies

Ingredients 4 s flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons ginger 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 shortening 1 1/2 s unsulfured baking molasses 1/4 sugar 1 brown egg Directions Heat oven to 350°. Sift together first six ingredients. Melt shortening in saucepan large enough fir mixing cookies. Stir in […]

Cherry Cobbler Bars

Ingredients 1 (2 layer) pkg. yellow cake mix 1/4 (1/2 stick) butter, softened 2 eggs 1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling 1 (7 oz.) pkg. coconut-pecan frosting mix 2 tablespoons butter, melted Directions Grease bottom of 9×13-inch baking pan. Combine cake mix, 1/4 cup butter and eggs in large bowl and mix well. Press […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Ingredients 1 (2 layer) pkg. devil’s food cake mix 1/2 (1 stick) margarine, melted 3/4 creamy peanut butter 1 (8 oz.) jar marshmallow cream Directions Combine cake mix and margarine in bowl and mix well. Reserve 1 cup of cake mixture. Press remaining mixture in greased 9×3-inch baking pan. Combine peanut butter and marshmallow cream […]


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