Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

I’ve been making these sugar cookies since 1973 when I got the recipe from Better Homes Magazine.  They can be made with the assorted sugars or with royal icing.  I like them best both ways!  My sons loved them best with sugar.  I remember how excited they would be to help me decorate them, and how excited they … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Cookies

I love peanut butter so much, I can eat it right out of the jar!  I love crunchy peanut butter or smooth, it makes no difference, as long as it’s peanut butter!  The cookies below burst with the flavor of peanut butter, a recipe I’ve been making for years. If you love peanut butter, this … Continue reading

Raspberry Pochettes

Every year at Christmas I always add a new cookie, and then take away one that’s not as popular as some I make.  This year I’ve added the Raspberry Pochette.  This is a cookie that’s like a mini pie, just enough to fill your mouth with a soft pastry filled with raspberry jam and sprinkled … 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

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

Worlds Best Cookies

This was a new cookie for me this year and I should have read the step by step process better!  Step 3 says to coat the cookies with the corn flakes, coconut and walnuts, but I added them directly into the batter.  I’m not sure how they would have turned out had I made balls … Continue reading

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

    Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 (12 oz) package white chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 375 Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Cream butter and both … Continue reading

Spooky Spiders

  As you can see below, my Halloween Spooky Spiders have red legs instead of black legs! I looked everywhere for black string licorice, but could not find it! Anyway, we make things work when we don’t have what a recipe calls for sometimes, even if you know it won’t look as good! They are still … Continue reading

Candy Corn M&M Cookies

Candy corn has always been a favorite candy of mine, not just at Halloween, but all during the year.  When I saw the white chocolate candy corn M&M’s at Wal-Mart, I had to have them.  At first I was not sure if the M&M’s were white chocolate inside with Halloween colors outside only, or did … Continue reading