Category Archives: Cookies

PEANUT BUTTER CANDY BITE COOKIE BARS

Peanut Butter Candy Bite Cookie Bars are a rich, gooey, treat loaded with peanut butter and bite size pieces of candy.Peanut Butter Candy Bite Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Candy Bite Cookie Bars are a rich, gooey, treat loaded with peanut butter and bite size pieces of candy.  The bottom crust is a peanut butter cookie dough, bite size candies arranged on top, covered with remaining cookie dough and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk.

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CARAMEL APPLE SNICKERDOODLES

A basic snickerdoodle recipe with caramel baking chips, diced apples, and pecan chips makes an over the top treat.Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles are a soft cookie that starts with a basic snickerdoodle recipe.  Caramel chips, nuts, and fresh, diced apples are added to the batter, then rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture and baked.  This combination of ingredients makes a melt in your mouth, delicious cookie.    Continue reading CARAMEL APPLE SNICKERDOODLES

FREEZER COOKIE DOUGH

Making freezer cookie dough is the best idea EVER!  You can whip out a plate of fresh, hot cookies to serve to your guests or family in a matter of minutes when you have these in your freezer.

Preparing freezer cookie dough balls ahead of time allows you to bake fresh, homemade cookies in minutes with no mess.

 

Preparing freezer cookie dough balls ahead of time allows you to bake fresh, homemade cookies in minutes with no mess.Last week I had a rare day when my “Things To Do List” was actually short, so I decided to bake some cookies.  As I started setting out all of my ingredients, I had a brilliant idea!  Why not just mix up some freezer cookie dough balls instead. Continue reading FREEZER COOKIE DOUGH

MY COOKIE RECIPES IN TASTE OF HOME MAGAZINE

taste of home magazine, cookie recipes, published recipesI am always so excited and feel so honored when one of my recipes is published in a magazine.  This week I received 2 magazines from Taste of Home with one of my cookie recipes in each.   


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This is my recipe for Halloween Party Cutout Cookies.  It is in the Taste of Home magazine posted above.  I have not made my cookies yet for this year but here are a few from last year.tatse of home magazine, decorated sugar cookies

 

I use my recipe for decorated sugar cookies, and decorated these very simple. Some of the grandchildren helped with these.  

The second magazine is a cookie swap edition and is full of great looking recipes. I will be trying several of them out this year.  The cookie recipe of mine they published was actually one I created a few years ago as an after school snack for some of my grandchildren.  taste of home magazine, cookie swap 

trail mix, cookie cups, nutella, peanut butter cookie cupsThis recipe only has 4 ingredients.  If you like chocolate and peanut butter together, this will hit the spot.

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SWEET 16 PARTY AND DECORATED SUGAR COOKIES

A few weeks ago one of my friends asked me to do some cookies for her daughter’s “Sweet 16” Birthday Party.  The theme was a Victoria Secret Theme.

Decorated sugar cookies for a sweet 16 birthday party.VS cookies, decorated sugar cookies for girls, pink sugar cookies

 

They turned out cute,  co-ordinated  with her other sweet 16 decorations and cake, and the guests really liked them.

Another grand-daughter was having a “Spa” themed birthday party the following week and wanted some of the cookies too.  She turned “12” so I made these. pink sugar cookies, decorated sugar cookies for girls party

I bought the dog cookie cutter at a kitchen store in our mall and for the other cookies I just used heart shaped and a round cookie cutter.  I did not take great pictures as I did not really plan to post them but they are a cute idea so I wanted to share them.

I used my recipe for decorated sugar cookies.

 

Sugar Cookies For All Occasions…

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I LOVE cookies. .. I could be the cookie Monster.  Especially when it comes to decorated Sugar Cookies. I have been making these for over 40 years.  I made them for my children when they were growing up and now make them for my grandchildren.   I try to make them for each occasion during the year and on their birthdays.  The children have always loved helping me make these.

I remember baking cookies with my mother from the time I was a very young girl.  This is one of the special memories I wanted to create with my own children and grandchildren.  One of my grandchildren,  a 4 year old who lives in Denver, has even called me to say “Honey,the cookies are gone”  That means I need to get a box in the mail! When I visit them we do make cookies too.

I have used this recipe for about 35 years and find it to be fool-proof.  You can create these special cookies for any event just by purchasing a cookie cutter or being creative and designing your own cookie shapes.  I find most of my cookie cutters at Craft 2000 or www.coppergifts.com.  My tips are to use the metal or copper cookie cutters and to use only the best ingredients.  I always use my baking stones, they keep the bottoms from becoming too dark and the cookies remain softer.  If you do use metal cookie sheets, line with parchment paper.  Another good tip I recommend is to use the Wilton Coloring Paste when coloring the icing. I use a toothpick or the end of a small plastic knife to add the coloring to icing bowls.  When I am preparing the icing, I divide it out into heavy disposable bowls and use plastic silverware .   EASY CLEAN-UP!

Please see a few pictures of some of the cookies I have made and try this great recipe

 

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