Cookies and Bars Recipes

Mom’s Famous Date Nut Pinwheels

Submitted by Tom Hensel Ingredients: 3 eggs  1/2 cup granulated sugar  1 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup finely chopped walnuts 1 cup Crisco 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt  3 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 lb dates (approximately 2 package—may have some filling left) Directions: Cook dates in a little water (just cover […]

Carrot Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup margarine (soft) 1 cup honey* 1 cup carrot (grated raw) 2 egg whites (well beaten) 2 cups flour (all purpose) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups oatmeal, quick cooking (raw) 1 cup raisins Directions: In a large bowl, cream together margarine and […]

Secret Almond Cookies Recipe

Ingredients: 36 chocolate kisses with almonds 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4 cups finely chopped slivered almonds 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) 1 cup powdered sugar for rolling Directions: Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Beat butter, granulated sugar and […]

Classic Sugar Cut-Outs

* * * * * Can be paired with Cut-Out Cookie Icing Recipe * * * * * Ingredients: 3 cups powdered sugar 2 cups butter or margarine, softened 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 eggs 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cream of tartar Directions: In large bowl, […]

Cut-Out Cookie Icing

* * * * * Can be paired with Classic Sugar Cut-Outs Recipe * * * * * Ingredients: 4 Tbsp. meringue powder scant 1/2 c. water 1 lb. powdered sugar 1/2 – 1 tsp. light corn syrup 1 drop lemon juice few drops clear flavored extract (optional) Directions: Combine the meringue powder and water, […]

Santa Hat Cookies

Ingredients: 1 package ready-to-bake sugar cookies 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme (1 1/2 cups) 1 cup butter, softened 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon red gel food color 48 miniature marshmallows White candy sprinkles Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Cut each cookie in half. Roll each half into a ball. Place 1 inch […]

Raspberry Poinsettia Blossoms

Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 box (4-serving size) raspberry-flavored gelatin 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons yellow candy sprinkles Directions: In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla, gelatin and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. On low speed, beat […]

Red Velvet Brownies

Ingredients: 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 tablespoons (1 oz. bottle) red food color 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) Milk Chocolate Chips, […]

Mini Chips Blondies

Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking […]

Chewy Cocoa and Peanut Butter Treats

Ingredients: 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) Peanut Butter Chips 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 6 cups crisp rice cereal Directions: Butter 13x9x2-inch pan. Stir together corn syrup and brown sugar in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture […]

“Egg Nog” White Chocolate Bark

Ingredients: 4-1/2 pkg.  (4 oz. each) White Chocolate (18 oz.), chopped 1 can  (6 oz.) Pistachio Lovers nut mix 1/2 cup  dried cranberries 1/2 tsp.  vanilla 1/4 tsp.  ground nutmeg Directions: MICROWAVE chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until almost melted, stirring every 30 sec. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. […]

Almond Butter Toffee

Ingredients: 2 cups sliced or slivered almonds 3 sticks (1-1/2 cups) unsalted butter 2 cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup water 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 teaspoon LorAnn Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon LorAnn Almond Emulsion, optional 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (can use chocolate chips) Directions: Toast almonds in a 350°F. […]

Festive Fudge Recipe

Ingredients: 3 cups (1-1/2 pkgs., 12 oz. each) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) Dash salt 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions: Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed […]

Frightening Witch’s Finger Cookies

Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups sliced almonds, divided 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup  butter, softened 3/4 cup  powdered sugar 1 tsp.  almond extract 1/4 tsp.  salt 1-1/2 cups  flour Directions: HEAT oven to 325ºF. RESERVE 40 nuts for later use; process remaining nuts in food processor until finely ground. Beat next […]

Monster’s Toes

Ingredients: 1 cup  butter, softened 2 cups  flour 1 pkg.  (3 oz.) Lime Flavor Gelatin 18  red berry-shaped gummy candies Directions: HEAT oven to 350°F. BEAT butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add flour and dry gelatin mix; mix well. ROLL dough into 18 toe-shaped pieces; place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. […]

Easy Halloween Truffles

Ingredients: 1-1/2 pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER’S Bittersweet Chocolate (6 oz.), broken into pieces 1/4 cup  whipping cream 1 Tbsp.  butter, softened 1-1/2 pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER’S White Chocolate (6 oz.), divided Yellow and red food colorings (3 drops yellow and 2 drops red) 3 Tbsp.  BAKER’S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, tinted orange Black decorating […]

Candy Corn Cookies

from Ivory Harlow of Chillicothe, Ohio Ingredients: 1 cup butter flavor Crisco 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 2 egg yolks 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup all-purpose flour Candy corns Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together Crisco and sugar. Add […]

Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free)

Ingredients: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup golden brown sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg 1 cup chestnut flour* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1-1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips About 3 whole roasted and peeled chestnuts Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F […]

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Reader’s Recipe: D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 2/3 cup margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, divided 1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin 1 3/4 cup flour 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle brand milk 1/4 cup light molasses 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract powdered […]

No-Oven Peanut Butter Squares

Ingredients: 1/2 cup  butter or margarine 2 cups  powdered sugar 1-1/2 cups  graham cracker crumbs 1 cup creamy peanut butter 3 pkg.  (4 oz. each) semi-sweet chocolate, melted Directions: Line 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Melt butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. Add next 3 ingredients; […]

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