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Toffee Tops

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8″ square pan. Cookie Crust: 1 1/4 cups flour 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, cut up and chilled 1/4 cup chopped, toasted, blanched almonds 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Stir together flour, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in butter. Stir in almonds and extract. […]

Graham Cracker Toffee

14-16 graham crackers 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup salted butter 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup pecans, toasted (optional) Preheat oven to 350F. Arrange crackers close together on foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet. Melt butter and brown sugar together in saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly until it boils, them boil for 2 minutes. Pour […]

Triple Ginger Cookies

3/4 cup butter or shortening, or combination 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 1/4 cup flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, grated 1/2 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped coarse sugar for dipping Cream butter/shortening an sugar. Beat in […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The original one from the Quaker Oatmeal box lid, not the current one. Current recipe might be healthier, but is not as good! 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon […]

Rocky Road Fudge Bars

Base: 3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup flour 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, cut up 1/2 cup butter Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 13×9 inch pan. In large saucepan, melt butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth. Stir in flour, then remaining base ingredients; mix […]

Sugar Cookies II

1 1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 5 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking power 1 teaspoon salt

Molasses Crinkles

3/4 cup shortening 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup mild-flavor molasses or full-flavor molasses 1 egg 2 1/4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt Granulated sugar (for tops) Mix shortening, sugar, molasses and egg. Combine dry ingredients and stir […]

Reduced Fat Lemon Squares

This was recently on the MSNBC website. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8-inch-square baking pan with aluminum foil to hang over pan edges. Spray foil lightly with vegetable oil spray. For the crust: 3/4 cup (3 3/4 ounces) all-purpose flour 1/3 cup (1 1/3 ounces) confectioners sugar […]

Easter Story Cookies

We used to make these the night before Easter. Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important, don’t wait till you’re half done with the recipe!) 1 cup whole pecans 1 tsp vinegar 3 egg whites pinch salt 1 cup sugar zipper baggie wooden spoon tape Bible Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

About 5 dozen large cookies. 3/4 cup butter, not margarine 3/4 cup shortening (143 grams) Whip butter and shortening just until fluffy. 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar (325 grams) 3/4 cup white sugar (150 grams) Blend sugars in gradually. 3 eggs 1 1/2 t vanilla (more doesn’t hurt) Blend in until smooth. 3 3/8 […]