M&M Cookies

M&M cookies have been around for a long time, but, there are always those who have never made them before, and there are those who have a different recipe than what I have here.  This cookie calls for Crisco and not butter, so make sure you use Crisco as the recipe calls for or your … Continue reading

Chocolate Crinkles

  ingredients: 1 stick butter (softened) 1 and 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 squares UN-sweetened chocolate (melted and cooled) 2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioner sugar ~~~~~ Directions: In a large bowl beat butter, sugar, baking powder and salt … Continue reading

Festive Coconut Macaroons

  Ingredients:   4 egg whites 2/3 cups sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 4 cups coconut 1/4 cup red candied cherries 1/4 cup green candied cherries   Directions:   Grease and lightly flour cookie sheets. In a large bowl, beat egg white until foamy. Add sugar, flour, salt … Continue reading

White Bird Nests

   Ingredients:   2 cups chow mein noodles 2 cups Corn Flakes Cereal (coarsely crushed) 1 pound white chocolate 1/3 cup M&M eggs (peanut)   Directions:   Place a sheet of waxed paper on a large cookie sheet.  In a large bowl, combine chow mein noodles and cereal.  Set aside. Melt chocolate in microwave as … Continue reading

Molasses Cookie Cutouts

When I make these cookies, I know the holiday season has arrived! The smell coming from the oven while the cookies are baking fills our home with the aroma of molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  These are my youngest sons favorite cookie.  I’ve been making them since 1973 when I first saw them in Family Circle … Continue reading

Basic Sugar Cookies

I‘m always looking for new cookie recipes, and this one caught my eye. It’s a light sugar cookie that’s easy to make, and dough does not have to be refrigerated prior to baking.  A cookie that I’m adding to my list of must have recipes.   Happy Cookie Baking!     Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks … Continue reading

Candy Cane n’ Oreo Christmas

If you want a dessert for a Christmas gathering where there are lots of people, and you want to make something fast, and something easy, this is it.  This dessert is made in a large punch bowl, but you can certainly cut the portions down and use a Trifle bowl instead.  There are no real measurements, just ingredients … Continue reading

Sand Tarts

There are assorted versions of this cookie, some are sliced and some drop.  This recipe is for either way.  If you make them, use the small cookie scoop, not the normal size one.  This cookie gets its name because it crunches in your mouth, sorta gritty sandy but yummy goodness in your mouth, if you know what I … Continue reading

Spritz BonBons

Here is a cookie I’ve been making since 1973 since I saw it in Family Circle Christmas Helps 1973 magazine.  I still have the magazine I got the recipe from.  I think this magazine is what started my love for cookie baking.  This cookie is a light buttery cookie with a light lemon taste. The cookie … Continue reading

Chewy n’ Spicy Oatmeal Rasin Cookies

  Ingredients:   1 cup butter (softened) 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar (packed) 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 almond extract 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 3 cups oatmeal (Quick for old-fashioned) 1 … Continue reading