Cookies and Bars Recipes

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 […]

Chewy Granola Bars

Ingredients 1 (10 1/2 oz.) pkg. large marshmallows 2/3 chunky peanut butter* 1/2 butter, cubed 1/4 corn syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 s quick-cooking oats 1 crisp rice cereal 1 miniature semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 flaked coconut 1/2 sunflower kernels 1/2 chopped peanuts 1/2 raisins 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ 2 tablespoons sesame seeds […]

Baklava

Ingredients 4 s walnuts or pecans, finely chopped 1/2 white sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 lb. phyllo dough 1 butter or margarine, melted 1 (12-oz.) jar honey Directions Grease 9×13 baking pan. Preheat oven to 300°. In large bowl, combine nuts, sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In baking pan, place 1 sheet of phyllo, […]

Cherry Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients 1 (15 oz.) pkg. gingerbread cake mix 1/2 dried cherries, finely chopped 1 coarse sugar Directions Prepare cake mix using package directions. Stir in cherries. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly butter bottom of small glass and dip it in sugar. Flatten dough balls with glass, dipping […]

Almond Crescents

Ingredients 1 (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 confectioner’s sugar, divided 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 s flour 1 almonds, finely chopped Directions In large bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in almond extract. Sift flour and gradually add to mixture with almonds. Blend until dough is formed. Roll into […]

Date Nut Cookies

Ingredients 1/2 shortening 1 1/2 brown sugar 2 eggs 2 1/2 s flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 sour milk 1 dates, chopped 1 walnuts, chopped Directions Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Sift together dry ingredients, and add alternately with sour milk. Add vanilla, chopped dates […]

Death By Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients 2 pkgs. (16 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate 3/4 brown sugar, firmly packed 1/4 butter or oleo 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 2 s nuts, optional Directions Heat oven to 350°. Coarsely chop 8 squares of chocolate. Set aside. Microwave remaining 8 squares of chocolate in large microwavable bowl […]

Pumpkin Squares

Ingredients 2 s all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 4 eggs 1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin 1 1/2 s sugar 1 vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Coat 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In large […]

Marmalade Cookies

Ingredients 1 orange marmalade 2 s flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 raisins 1 egg 1/2 shortening 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions Mix all ingredients. Drop by spoonsful on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° 8 to 10 minutes.

Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients 1 shortening 1 1/2 s brown sugar 1/2 white sugar 1/2 nuts (optional) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 s pumpkin 1 teaspoon lemon flavoring 2 1/2 s flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 3/4 teaspoon soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 milk chocolate chips Directions Cream shortening, brown […]

Granny’S Sugar Cookies

Ingredients 1 butter or margarine 1 1/2 s sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 s all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt sugar Directions Cream butter; gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine […]

Greek Cookies

Ingredients 2 s oil 1 stick margarine, softened 1 sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 7 to 8 cups flour 1 orange juice 2 s honey 3/4 water 1 lb. finely ground nuts Directions Mix oil, butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour, baking powder and […]

Honey Chocolate-Caramel Chip Cookies

Ingredients 1 butter 3/4 honey 1/2 sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/4 s self-rising flour 1 chocolate-caramel swirl chips Directions In large mixing bowl, mix butter, honey, sugar and vanilla together until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Slowly add self-rising flour; mix well between each addition. Add chocolate-caramel chips […]

Chocolate Butterscotch Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Ingredients 1/2 Crisco butter shortening 1/2 sugar 1/3 brown sugar, packed 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 s flour pinch of salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 Hershey milk chocolate chips 1/2 Hershey butterscotch chips 1/3 chopped walnuts 1/3 chopped pecans Topping: 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened 2 eggs 1/2 sugar 2 […]

Premier Key Lime Bars

Ingredients Crust: 1/2 butter, softened 1/2 sugar 1 teaspoon grated lime rind 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract 1 flour 1/2 unsweetened coconut 1 macadamia nuts, chopped 1/2 Hershey’s Premier White Chips Topping: 6 ozs. Hershey’s Premier White Chips, melted Filling: 2/3 sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt […]

Island Energy Bars

Ingredients 2 s quick cooking oats 1 (10 1/2 oz.) bag miniature marshmallows 1/4 margarine 1 shredded coconut 1/4 sesame seed 1/2 peanut butter 3 s crisp rice cereal 1 Macadamia nuts 1 raisins Directions Toast oats and sesame seed in skillet, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Melt marshmallows, peanut butter and […]

Rhubarb Bars

Ingredients 1 flour 5 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/2 cold butter 1 1/2 s sugar 1/2 flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, well beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 s rhubarb, chopped Directions Cut butter into flour and powdered sugar with pastry blender. Press into 9×13-inch pan and bake at 350° 7 to […]

Cat Cookies

Ingredients 1 whole wheat flour 1/4 soy flour 1 teaspoon catnip 1 egg 1/3 milk 2 tablespoons wheat germ 1/3 powdered milk 1 tablespoon unsulfurated molasses 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Mix dry ingredients together. Add molasses, egg, oil and milk. Roll out flat onto oiled cookie sheet and […]

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