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August 25, 2008

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Cookie Baskets

Great Recipe of Cookies shared by you. My friends are going to come on this Christmas. I will prepare the cookies for them, I hope they will definitely like cookies too.

Food Insurance

Oh my goodness, I can't wait to try the chocolate toffee cookies.

Food Storage

those sound so good! I'm getting hungry

lisa k in tx

Banana Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling


Ingredients:
• No-Stick Cooking Spray
• 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
• 1 cup (about 2 medium) mashed bananas
• 1 large egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

FILLING
• 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, stirred
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1 cup powdered sugar


Directions:
1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with no-stick cooking spray.
2. BEAT brown sugar, sugar and butter in large bowl until creamy; add banana, egg, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed.
3. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; mix well. Add to banana mixture; mix until soft dough forms. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
4. BAKE 11 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
5. BEAT peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar until well mixed. Spread about one tablespoon filling on bottoms of half of cookies. Gently press bottoms of remaining cookies against filling to form sandwiches.
TIP Instead of making sandwiches, cookies can be frosted. Add one to two tablespoons milk to peanut butter filling, stirring until smooth; frost tops of cookies. Decorate with chocolate morsels, if desired.

Yield: 2-1/2 dozen cookies (from Smucker's and oh so yummy!) Thanks, Lisa K in TX

Stacy

Reposting recipe since mine didn't show up

Chocolate Toffee Cookie
1 1/2 C margarine
1 1/2 C brown sugar, firmly packed
1 C white sugar
2 TBSP vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 C unsweetened cocoa powder
5 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 C chocolate chips
1 bag Toffee chips
Optional Caramel Glaze: Abt 30 caramels and 1/4 C milk heated in double boiler over medium heat until smooth.

Cream margarine, sugars, vanilla, and salt well. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs. Beat until fluffy. Add cocoa powder. Mix. Add flour, soda, choc chips, and toffee chips. Mix until well incorporated, but don't overmix! Scoop 1 inch balls onto lightly sprayed pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. If desired, drizzle with glaze when cookies have completely cooled.

Cathy

The freezer method would be perfect for those of us wanting to get a head start on our holiday baking. What a great idea! Wish I would have thought of it. As for my fave cookie recipe, hands down the Crisco Sticks Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookie recipe is the best according to my family.

Danielle

These recipes look yummy! I can not wait to try yours.

Stacy

Here's my recipe:

Chocolate Toffee Cookie
1 1/2 cups margarine
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup white sugar
2 TBSP vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, loosely packed
5 cups four
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 bag English toffee chips
***Optional Caramel Glaze: Abt 30 caramels and 1/4 cup milk heated in double boiler over medium heat until smooth

Cream margarine, sugars, vanilla, and salt well. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add cocoa powder. Mix. Add flour, soda, choc chips, and toffee. Mix until well incorporated, but don't overmix! Form 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on lightly greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes, then place on cooling rack. If desired, drizzle warm glaze once cookies have cooled completely.

Enjoy!

Karena

This is so neat! I, too, would love to see more ideas on freezer meals. With working a full day, any help on preparing meals is a big help!

My husband loves these sugar cookies. The are soft and puff right up. Yum!

SUGAR COOKIES
1 cup of room temp butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
-Mix all together well. I use my hands as this mixes it up better.
-Form into ball shapes.
-Press down with fork and sprinkle sugar on top.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

ENJOY!

Kelli

I don't know why these are named the way they are but they are yummy!

Mel Gibsons

1 c. butter or marg.
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. peanut butter
3 eggs
2 tsps. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 bag mini Snicker bars

Cream butter & sugars. Add in eggs, peanut butter and vanilla till smooth. Add dry ingregients. Make small ball, flatten and wrap Snickers bar with cookie dough and seal shut. Bake 350 10-12 minutes.

Chris Krueger

Thanks for the yummy-sounding recipe. These are my favorite cookies of all time:

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

INGREDIENTS
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam

GLAZE
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon milk

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Mix in flour until dough comes together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small hole in the center of each ball, using your thumb and finger, and fill the hole with jam.
Bake for 14 to 18 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheet.
In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar, 3/4 teaspoon almond extract, and milk until smooth. Drizzle lightly over warm cookies.

Vida Price

Hi Sherelle,
OMG, you will die for these cookies! My friend passed it along to me and I thought I'd share the recipe with you!

GOOEY BUTTER COOKIES:
Ingredients:
1 (8oz. pkg of cream cheese)
1/2 cup of butter softened
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (18.5 oz) pkg yellow cake mix
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Add cake mix and stir until well blended. Roll into 1 inch balls in the confectioners' sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 10-13 minutes in the preheated oven Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

I hope you and the family love these as much as mine do! :)

Hugs, Vida

Kari

Hi! This yummy recipe calls for only a few ingredients, but what a beautiful cookie it makes!

Thumbprint Cookies
1/2 c. shortening
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 t. vanilla
1 c. all purpose flour
1/4 t. salt
1 egg white
3/4 c. finely chopped nuts (optional almonds or pecans)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix shortening, brown sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla well. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in to first mixture. Roll 1 tsp. of dough into small balls. Dip in egg white and roll in chopped nuts. Place 1" apart on baking sheet and gently press thumb in to centers. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool and fill centers with jelly or confectioner's sugar icing. Makes approx. 1 1/2 to 2 dozen cookies.

Monica

Sorry I forgot to add that the topping ingredients that you roll the cookies in at the end was the listed:
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes

Monica

I'm a peppermint lover and these are good year round not just over the holidays! :)

Peppermint Snowballs
Ingredients:
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes
1 drop red food coloring
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candy or candy canes
Directions:

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar; add vanilla. Stir in flour; knead until well mixed. Reserve 1/2 cup of dough; shape remaining dough into 1-inch balls.

For filling, combine cream cheese and milk in a small bowl. Stir in sugar, candy and food coloring; mix well. Make a deep well in the center of each ball; fill with 1/4 teaspoon filling. Use reserved dough to cover filling. Reshape if necessary into smooth balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12-14 minutes.

Combine topping ingredients; roll cookies in mixture while still warm. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen

Shawn Wenrich

My all time fav oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I modified this alittle from a Bakers cookbook.

Jumbo Chunky Cookies

1 cup(2sticks) marg or butter softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
12 ounces chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375. Beat marg, sugars, eggs and vanill until light and fluffy. Mix in flour, otas, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Michelle

My Favorite are Banana cookies

Banana Cookies

2 C Shortening
2 C sugar
4 eggs
2 C bananas
1 C buttermilk
1 Tbl baking soda
1 tsp salt
6 C flour

Cream together first 3 ingredients. Add Mash Banana’s . mix in buttermilk. (I substitute 1 cup reg milk with 1 Tbl vinegar) mix dry ingredients in separate bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake for approx 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

I frost with butter frosting when cool. If you like. You can add 1 Cup chopped walnuts to cookie mixture.

Maria Hanson

Paula Deen's White Chocolate Cherry Chunkies

1 cup Butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup candied cherries (available in grocery stores during holiday season)
1 1/2 cup white chocolate chunks

Instructions
With electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until just combined. Set aside.

Sift flour, soda and salt together. Add milk to the butter mixture and then add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.

In another bowl, combine nuts, cherries and white chocolate. Then add to batter, stirring only to blend. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

Bake for 11-13 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

We LOVE these cookies in our house!

Michelle Aiken

Peanut butter Rice Crispy treats
1 cup sugar
1 cup Karo corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
4 cups Rice Crispy Cereal(or corn flakes
Heat sugar and syrup on stove, to not boil. Add peanut butter until melted. Mix in the cereal of your choice until everything is evenly coated. Drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Put in the refrigerator until set up. Enjoy!!

Jeanne/bichonpawz

Love that cookie recipe you just posted...I'll have to give it a try! Here's one for you - a variation on a theme that remind me so much of my mom and many happy hours spent together in the kitchen:

Chai Snickerdoodles
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup butter, soft
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine sugar and spices; remove 1/2 cup of this mixture and place in a medium-sized, shallow dish or bowl (like a soup plate). Add butter to bowl and cream with sugar mixture until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda. Add to sugar mixture and stir until fully incorporated.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in reserved sugar-spice mixture. Place on baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between balls to allow for spreading.
Bake for about 12 minutes, until edges are firm to the touch, but not quite browned. Cool for 3-5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen.

Brenda Walker

I love it!! I am totally going to do this next time I bake cookies.
These are my favorite cookies ever!!


Chocolate Mint Candy Cookies
INGREDIENTS

* 3/4 cup butter
* 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons water
* 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
* 2 eggs
* 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 3 (4.5 ounce) packages chocolate covered thin mints (andes)

DIRECTIONS

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the sugar, butter and water, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from heat, stir in the chocolate chips until melted and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
2. Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl, and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll cookie dough into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, be careful not to overbake. When cookies come out of the oven, Put one mint wafer onto the top of each cookie and let sit for 1 minute. When the mint is softened, swirl with the back of a spoon.

**a side note...after the mint has melted and you swirl it on the cookie I place them on a plate and put them in the freezer while the next batch is baking to harden the chocolate.

Lisa Johnson

This is THE EASIEST, HEALTHIEST, and BEST cookie recipe ever. It consists of 2 ingredients...

1 box of cake mix***
1 can of pumpkin (not the sweetend kind for Thanksgiving, just plain old pumpkin, and it's not the big can size, it's the regular can size)

Mix together, drop into spooonfuls on a Pam-sprayed baking sheet. Cook at 350 for 12-15 minutes. If you want, you can add nuts or I like to add 1/2 a bag of white chocolate chips.

***For the cake mix, carrot cake and spice cake are my favorite, but you can use chocolate or any kind you want. These are only 1 point per cookie on Weight Watchers from what I've been told! They are SO MOIST and SO DELICIOUS and SO EASY!!!

Cristie

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

1/4 C Sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 tablet (about 3 oz) Mexican hot chocolate
(from 18.6 oz pkg)
1 pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix
1 egg
1 cup miniature chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 375. In small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter and hot chocolate tablet over low heat, stirring constantly.
2. Place cookie mix in large bowl. Stir in melted butter mixture and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set (do not overbake). Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Store covered at room temperature.
Makes 4 dozen.

Rachel

I thought I'd better post since I just made these super yummy choc. chip cookies for FHE-by far the best choc. chip cookies I've ever made! Plus, I'd love to get all of your yummy recipes!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mix
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

In separate bowl Mix
1 cup butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup natural sugar (I like Sugar in the Raw)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix the two together and add 2 eggs and 12 oz. bag of choc. chips.

Bake for 10-12 min. at 375

The natural sugar makes them a little grainy-which I LOVE!!

Stacia H

Cookie recipes are my favorite. I always make cookie baskets for the holiday. Now that I know I can freeze them I can start baking a few months ahead. Thanks for the terrific tip.

My favorite recipe:

Orange Butter Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup vegitable oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water

Preheat oven to 350
Mix everything together in a large bowl
Place drops of dough on baking sheet
Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly brown

Sabrina S

Dang! I'm out of town right now, but I will add a recipe when I get home. What a great idea!

Amber Cederberg

No Bake Cookies!! All time fav! (Made them last night) Supper Easy!!

2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 cube margarine

Bring to rolling boil, then boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in:

1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups oats
1 tsp. vanilla

Drop by teaspoon or 1/4 cup on waxed paper. DO NOT BAKE!!

You wil love these yummy cookies with a big glass of milk!!! I love your ideas! Your a wonderful inspiration!!!

Brandy

I have 2 amazing cookie recipes that I cook all the time. But I got them off other peoples blogs so I won't share those, but this is one of my favorite holiday cookies. It won't freeze, but it's to die for and well worth the effort and the wait.

No Bake Candy Cane Cookies

1 tub Cool Whip
1 package mini marshmallows
1 cup crused candy cane
1 package chocolate graham cookies, crushed

Mix first 3 ingredients together and drop by spoonfuls into graham cookies. Roll in crumbs until covered. Place on waxed paper and allow to set for 24 - 48 hours.

P.S. These are messy to make!!! But they are sooooo worth it and the kids love to make these ones. There is lots of crushing things with the rolling pin!!!

Elise DeMille

Here is my cookie recipe! You are too cute! :)

Rolo Cookies

Mix separate:
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda

Mix in separate bowl:
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup softened butter

Beat until fluffy, then add 2 tsp. vanilla and 2 eggs. Then add the two mixtures together. Beat together. Roll into a ball and push a Rolo candy into the middle. Roll in white sugar. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

These are delicious!!! Hope you like them! Thanks for your posts and great recipes that you share with all of us! I am a working mom, so I appreciate your comments!

Elise DeMille

Here is my cookie recipe Sherelle! You are too cute! :)

Rolo Cookies

Mix separate:
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda

Mix in separate bowl:
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup softened butter

Beat until fluffy, then add 2 tsp. vanilla and 2 eggs. Then add the two mixtures together. Beat together. Roll into a ball and push a Rolo candy into the middle. Roll in white sugar. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

jamie bangerter

I just came across this recipe on Sunday, I made them that night, froze them and I pulled a few out Monday before my son got home from his first day of school. I'm gonna call them "Power Outage" cookies, because you'll always think of making them when your power is out. They are really yummy! When I saw this recipe I though "this is too weird not to try!"

Power Outage Cookies

1 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup Honey
1 cup Powdered Milk
(Jamie's optional add-in, 1/4 cup of Quick Oats)


Mix ingredients together, scoop or roll into 1" balls, place them on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer to harden. Pull them out and let them thaw out/ or soften up a bit and Enjoy!

~I was surprised!!!! These were SO yummy! They're full on protein, honey is healthier than sugar, and the milk is good for strong and healthy bones. (right? or am I just justifying that I ate 3 of these for breakfast the other day? LOL!)
*:When I made my batch I sprinkled about 1/4 cup of Quick Oats in with it, I loved em!:* MmmmmMmmmmMmmm, I think I'll go make some more! When you try them let me know what you think.
BTW- I love that everyone is sharing their favorite recipes here. How cool is that! Now we all have an online `favorite cookie recipe site' Thanks Sherelle!

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Hilary

I do cookie dough balls, but never thought of using them for after school snacks like that. Great idea.

My favorite is definitely not freezer... but so good.

YUMMY BARS

1 c. Karo syrup
1 c. sugar

1 c. peanut butter
6 c. Rice Krispies

1/2 pkg. chocolate chips
1/2 pkg. butterscotch chips

Combine Karo syrup and sugar. Heat on med. heat until boiling. Remove from heat and add peanut butter to the Karo mixture. Add 6 cups of Rice Krispies. Spread into a greased 9" x 13" pan.

Combine chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a bowl and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Spread over krispie mixture and cool in the refrigerator.

jackie

I don't have a recipe to share but I do love this idea!

Linda

Here is my family's favorite cookie recipe:

Brown Sugar-Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup butter (soft)
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
powdered sugar

Mix butter and brown sugar; add eggs and vanilla until creamy. Next, add all dry ingredients except oatmeal. Mix thoroughly. Stir in oatmeal - batter should be thick. Next, shape into balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet and bake in 375 degree oven.

I hope you like these cookies!
Oh, and I would love to win your cookbook.

Jennifer Jensen

These are such yummy cookies and this recipe makes us such a BIG batch. Our family loves these!

Monster Cookies

6 eggs
9 cups quick oats
2 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups choc. chips
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups M&Ms
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup margarine
4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups peanut butter

Mix together eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla. Add baking soda, peanut butter, and quick oats and mix. Add choc. Chips, M&Ms, and margarine and mix well. Bake at 350º 10-12 minutes for small cookies or 12-15 minutes for big cookies.

Tammy Dixon

These are my favorite cookies...

Chocolate Snow Flurries

Ingredients:
2 C flour
2/3 C baking cocoa
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
3/4 C granulated sugar
2/3 C packed light brown sugar
1/2 C butter or margarine
1 t vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 C chocolate chips
1/2 C powdered sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl and set aside. Beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until combined. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough 15 min for easier handling. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Candace

What a super idea!!
Carrot Cookies
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. boiled carrots mashed
2 c. four
chopped nuts (opt.)
Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg, vanilla and baking powder. Add mashed carrots and then flour and nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 12 minutes. Ice with powdered sugar mixed with orange juice and then sprinkle coconut on top.
My Mom used to make these for us when I was a kid because they aren't too sweet, but very yummy.

Kim Sorenson

I love the idea of freezing the cookies! Thanks for passing it along! All of my favorite cookie recipes I have gotten from you! Can I just buy your recipe book from you?!?!? Do you think the pumpkin cookies would freeze well? Those are my absolute favorite cookies!

Sarah Sweet

These cookies never last long around my house and everyone who eats them loves them.
I think it's the Hershey Kisses; everyone loves Hershey Kisses!!!!

Peanut Blossoms
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
Sugar
About 48 Milk chocolate candy kisses

Heat oven to 375 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg at low speed until stiff dough forms. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake @ 375 for 10-12 mins or until golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with a candy kiss, pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edge; remove from cookie sheets.

Makes 4 dozen cookies

Elise DeMille

Thanks for your post Sherelle! I really want to try your White Chocolate Orange Dream Cookie recipe and I wanted to know how much flour you add to the mixture. It doesn't look like it gives the measurement. I will try and post a recipe as well! Thanks again Sherelle!
Elise

Renee'

Here's my favorite...this one will be featured on a LO in the upcoming Go Digital! Idea Book ;)
Chocolate-Dipped Orange Melts

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon orange extract, divided
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 ¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Sugar
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until fluffy. Add egg, ½ teaspoon orange extract and vanilla; beat until smooth.
In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture; stir until soft dough forms. Shape teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten balls with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

In small saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, Stir in remaining ½ teaspoon orange extract. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate. Place cookies on wax paper.
Chill cookies to allow chocolate to harden. Place in single layers between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container. Store in a cool place.

Yield: about 6 dozen cookies.


Kelly

3 cups of Rice Chex
2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
2 Cups dry roasted peanuts

Melt 1 pound white almond bark in Microwave until smooth, then stir in 1 cup of peanut butter. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until well combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let harden. Delicious!!

DeniseLynn

Oh my I've been jotting down some of the recipes shared - they sound delish! Honestly I burried myself in my career for years and finally God allowed me to become a mom in my late 30's ... Before getting pregnant I worked so late I didn't learn how to cook (or bake)! Anyway, as more good things came along so did our dream home. We only recently moved and I now have a kitchen large enough to cook in (the old 2 bedroom ranch was sooo small). I am truly learning how to cook at this ripe old age and I am having fun even though some of it doesn't taste as good as the recipe sounded. *lol* (yup, still have lots to learn but I don't think Martha Stewart books really are the best thing for a gal just getting started - just my opinion). My eldest is going off to school this year and although my heart is sad I am also thrilled. I had set a goal of having milk and cookies ready when he gets off that big bus and now you've given me this great idea. Thanks! (you saved me I wasn't sure how I was going to really make it happen and care for the baby too) In years past if I made cookies for hubby and I we just tossed in the frozen cookie dough from the store BUT lookie here I'm going to learn to make some of my own. Might I still qualify for the give-a-way without a recipe? I would so adore a copy of your album.

Jenn H.

One of my favorite cookie recipes for fall.
Iced Pumpkin Cookies (from Allrecipes.com)

INGREDIENTS:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

ICING:
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.
To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.

Brandi

I do have one question.
Where do you get your freezing recipes, I love your idea of getting together with friends and doing this exchange.
How do you get this organized. I would love more information.

Claudia

Great idea!!! I imagine how happy the kids are with fresh cookies after school!!!
This is a recipe of Soletas, sorry I dont know the translation to English! they are great just plain or you can make a lot of different desserts with them like tiramisu or you can just use peach or strawberries and cream cheese, it is great to make layered desserts. It is a really simple and easy recipe but I dont know if it is suitable fro freezing.

Soletas
Ingredients
6 eggs (separate the yolk and whites)
1 1/2 cup of sifted plain flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup icing sugar (to top the cookies)
1/4 tablespoon Tartar
2 tablespoons Vanilla

Beat the egg whites with the sugar and tartar until firm peaks forms, add the yolks and with a spatula fold the flour and vanilla in the egg mixture don't mix to much, just fold. Spoon the mixture in a pipping bag with a plain pipping nozzle. Pipe the mixture in the trays, forming lines of 3 inches. Dust with the icing sugar and bake for 8-10 minutes on 300F (180C), Cool completely and you can dust a little more icing sugar.

Have a nice day!

Brandi

How about a brownie recipe. These are the best brownies you will ever eat!!!!

Carmel Brownies
1 cup of Chocolate Chips
1-14oz Bag of Caramels
2/3 cup Evaporated Milk (Small Can)
1-18oz Reg German Choc Cake Mix
3/4 cup Softened Butter

Unwrap all the Caramels and combine Caramels and 1/3 cup of the Evaporated Milk (1/2 of the can)in double broiler heat until Caramels melt. Set Aside.
Combine cake mix, 1/3 cup of Evaporated milk, butter (softened) until dough holds together (with mixer). Press 1/2 of mixture into the greased 13x9 pan, bake at 350 for 6 minutes. Take back out of oven, sprinkle choc chips over crust. Pour caramel mixture over and spread. Crumble rest of cake mixture over caramel (just in clumps over the caramel). Bake 15-18 minutes at 350. Cool. Chill for 30 minutes take out of the fridge and cut into bars.
Kids love these!!!!

Valerie

I am in the office now but I will send you my recipe later !

Valerie

What a good idea !
I knew the prepared dough you just have tu put in the pan and bake, but not the frozen dough ! Thanks, I will use that way !

Thanks also for your recipe, I will try it because we LOVE cookies !
My favorite is a White chocolate and macadamia nut cookies, I tasted it in Florida and came back with the recipe ! ;))

Have a nice day Sherelle, I hope you feel better ?

Megan Mill

These are the absolute BEST sugar cookies ever. I make them every year as our Christmas rollout cookies and always get asked for the recipe.

Grandma Buckbee's Rolled Butter Cookies

1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. real butter
1 egg
2 c. flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt

Sift dry ingredients together, except powdered sugar. Cream together powdered sugar and butter; add egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Chill dough thoroughly. Work with 1/3 of dough at a time when rolling out. Cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 until lightly browned, approximately 8 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with colored sugar before baking or frost after cooled.

Lorie

Chewy White Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies

1 3/4 c flour
1 1/4 c cocoa powder
1 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
2 t baking soda
1 c butter
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
2 cups white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addiction. Add the salt and vanilla.

3. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until fluffy but still soft. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Amanda Z.

I just started freezing cookie dough and love it, I will even use the toaster oven if I only need a few.

Gutbombs(a lot of work but totally worth it)
3 boxes of devils food cake mix
1 bag of chocolate chips
1 tub of frosting
Dipping chocolate

Make the three cakes according to the directions and totally cool.

Crumble the cake mix in a huge bowl, (like Tupperware Thatsa bowl). Add the bag of chocolate chips on top and the tub of frosting.

Mix with your hands until it is all combined. (Make sure you take off all jewelry as this is MESSY) Roll it into balls and place on cookie sheets and let them sit over night so they can dry a little. (You can also freeze them after this point and then defrost them when you are ready for the next step)

The next day melt the dipping chocolate and coat the gutbombs. Place on wax paper to set up. Store in the refrigerator.

This makes a bunch so it is best to have help rolling the balls and dipping them in chocolate. They are so rich you only can eat one or two and then you need a tall glass of milk!

Shauna Rae

What a fun idea and contest!!! My recipe is one of my favorites that my grandmother would make, and my kids get excited when they smell them baking:

ORANGE DELIGHTS
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter
2 eggs
1 Tb orange peel
3 c flour
2 tsp bk pd
1 tsp bk soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c. buttermilk

orange icing
1 Tb grated orange peel
3 Tb orange juice
3 Tb butter
3 c powder sugar

Combine sugar, butter, eggs, orange peel, and vanilla, then add buttermilk. Then mix all dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degress. When cooled put icing on cookies.

Melissa

Here is mine!
Peanut Butter-Honey Oatmeal Cookies (Recipe by Emiline)

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped honey roasted peanuts
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Scatter oats on a large sheet pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until light golden brown; remove from sheet pan. Coat sheet pan with cooking spray, etc.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, over medium heat. Cook the butter for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, and foamy.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flours and baking soda.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together browned butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and honey, until creamy, about 30 seconds. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined. Beat in flour mixture until combined. Beat in toasted oats, peanuts, and chocolate chips, until combined.

Shape the dough into balls, using about 1/4 cup of batter per ball; place on sheet pan and flatten slightly using the palm of your hand, leaving about 1 1/2 inch space between cookies. Bake at 375 degrees F, for 10-12 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on pan before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 18 cookies

Amy

Chocolate Reese's Blossoms

3/4 C sugar
8 T butter, cut in pieces
1 egg
2 T milk
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C mini (or regular) chocolate chips
36 mini Reese's peanut butter cups

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the peanut butter, vanilla, egg, and milk until combined. Add dry ingredients until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Roll dough into 36 one inch balls. Bake 2 inches apart for 10 minutes or until golden brown. After taking cookies from oven immediately press one pb cup in the center of each cookie.

**The cookies are really good even without the pb cups.**

Holly

What a GREAT idea!!! I would seriously pay ALOT of $$ for one of your cook books! :) Let me know if you ever decide to sell them!!

Okay my favorite cookies:

Rolo Cookies
1 pkg. devil's food cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
Rolo candies

Mix & form into log roll.
Cut in half. Each half makes 12-16 cookies.
Cut into slices. Put rolo in middles & form into ball.
Place on greased cookie sheet & bake at 425 degrees for 6 minutes.


Gooey Butter Cookies
1 (8oz) package of cream cheese

½ cup of butter, softened

1 egg

¼ t vanilla extract

1 package of yellow cake mix

powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together cream cheese and butter. Stir in the egg and vanilla (I use the stir speed on my mixer). Add cake mix and stir well until blended. Roll the dough into 1- inch balls. If the dough is difficult to roll, you can refrigerate it for a few minutes first. Roll the dough balls in powdered sugar. Place them 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes. The tops should be very slightly browned.

Applesauce Cookies
Cream Together:
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
Add and Mix well:
4 eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
Add to mixture (on top) but don't mix in yet.
2 cups applesauce
2 tsp. baking soda
Sift and add to mixture
4 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves
Beat well. Then stir in 3 cups nestle toll house semi-sweet chocolate chips. Measure by spoonfulls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 for 9 minutes.

Charlotte A.

So, I love cookies. I always make these for my seminary class and other things but, everyone always loves them. Thanks!!!

Ingredients:
1/2 pound margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
Chocolate Chips (optional)

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and chocolate; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Michelle

My favorite is:

Soft and Yummy Sugar Cookies
Cream:
1 Cup Butter
2 Cups Sugar

Beat in:
2 Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 Tbsp Vinegar
1 tsp Vanilla

Add:
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Soda
4 tsp Baking Powder
4 ½ Cups Flour

Mix together and refrigerator as needed before cutting into shapes. Bake @ 350° for 10-12 minutes.

They are soft and yummy every time...that says a lot because I am not so good at making cookies!!!

Tammi C

I'm gonna share with you our favorite Christmas cookie since the holidays are quickly approaching. These are my kids favorites and they love to make them.

Candy Cane cookies

1 c. butter
1 c. confectioners sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla

2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. red food coloring
1/2 c. sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Mix in flour and salt. Divide dough in half. Add red food coloring to half of the dough. From each color dough, take a 1" ball and roll it to a 4" x 1/2 " strip. Place strips side by side and twist like a rope. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Curve the top to form the top of a candy cane. Bake 9 minutes. Remove from pan to cool and sprinkle with sugar. Yield: 48 cookies

These are so yummy, and light. Everyone loves them!

I'd love to get started with freezer meals. I'd love for you to share some of your favorites that freeze well! Oh, and I'd love to win one of your cookbooks!!!

Have a super week!
Tammi :)

Deb Wisker

This is my DD's favorite cookie:
Cocoa Peanutbutter Cookies
1 C flour
1/4 C cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c margarine or butter @ room temp
3/4 C PB
1/3 C sugar
1/4 C sugar
1/3 C packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
48 Hershey's kisses (9 oz bag)Foil removed
mix flour & bakins soda in a bowl and set aside. Beat PB,butter in mixer till creamy.Add 1/3 C sugar & 1/3 C brown sugars and beat till fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture on lo speed till just blended.Refridgerate avout 2 hrs. Shape heaping teaspoonfuls into balls, roll in 1/4 C sugar to coat.Bake 1 1/2" apart at 375 for 10-12 mins. Remove and press 1 kiss into each. Remove to racks to cool. Makes about 4 dozen.
You'll have to freeze the balls then add the kisses as you bake the cookies.

Jessie Thalman

I love it! What a GREAT idea!!! I would love new recipes!!!

Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 c shortning
1 c brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 c water
1 tsp vanilla
1 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 c oatmeal
1 c raisins
1 c chopped nuts
(My favorite is to use chocolate chips and butterscotch chips instead of the raisins, Oh and craisins are awesome in this recipe!!)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix shortning, sugar, egg, water & vanilla until well blended. Then stir in remaining ingredients. I always just throw it all in the bosch!!!
Scoop onto greased baking sheet, bake for 12-15 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched by finger.
Now I think I had better make some cookies!

Shelly B.

These are my favorite cookies (besides my chocolate chip pudding cookies, but that recipe's been posted lots, so I'll give you something different!)

Russian Tea Cakes
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 T. powdered sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (Pecans!)
More powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, cream butter adn vanilla until smooth. Combine the six Tablespoons of powdered sugar with the flour. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped nuts. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes...do not overbake! While still warm roll the cookies in powdered sugar and then again when they cool off.

Not sure how well this dough would freeze, but it's worth a try! They are so yummy!

katyhardy

Here is my favorite cookie recipe. Not sure if they will freeze well, but there are fantastic! :)

Gooey Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 C butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/4 t vanilla
1 yellow cake mix (can substitute other flavors)
1 1/2 C powdered sugar

Directions:

1. Beat butter, cream cheese, egg and vanilla.
2. Stir in cake mix.
3. Chill 30 minutes.
4. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into bowl of powdered sugar and roll into balls.
5. Spray cookie sheets.
6. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes ~55 cookies.

Enjoy!

jamie bangerter

WAY COOL!!!!!

Jessica F

This is the best recipe for monster cookies I have ever found! And it's all in one bowl!

Monster Cookies

1 stick butter
1 1/4 c brown sugar
3 eggs
1 1/4 c peanut butter
3/4c m&m's
3/4 c nuts
1 c white sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
4 1/2 c oatmeal
1 T. vanilla
3/4 c chocolate chips

Mix together the butter, sugars, baking soda, eggs, oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla. Add the M&M's, chocolate chips, and nuts. Use 1/4 c of dough of big cookies or drop by Tablespoon for regular size cookies. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Janiel

Thank you SOOO much for the great freezer idea. Going to whip up a whole bunch (including your recipe) tomorrow when Burkley is at kindergarten. So excited!!!
Our fav cookie recipe is:

Double Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (softened)
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teas. soda
1 cup peanut butter baking chips
Mix all together. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

A

These are our family's favorite cookies, and I like them for getting rid of the brown bananas sitting on the counter!

Spicy Oatmeal Banana Cookies

INGREDIENTS
* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 3/4 cup shortening
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 banana
* 1 3/4 cups rolled oats

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cut in the shortening, until the mixture appears mealy. Stir in the egg, mashed banana and oatmeal until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an unprepared cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheet to cool on wire racks.

I love new recipes! Thanks everyone for sharing.

Adrienne

Coffee House Cookies
(I think this is a Pampered Chef recipe...but I can't be sure)
1 ½ C flour
½ tsp soda
¼ tsp salt
½ C butter or marg, softened
¾ C brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 C chopped walnuts or pecans (opt)
1 C semi-sweet choc chunks
2 bars (1.5-2 oz) favorite candy bar (I always use Snickers bars but they say you can use mint patties, or PB cups)

Heat oven to 350. Beat butter and brown sugar till creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually beat in flour, soda, and salt.
Stir 2/3 C nuts and 2/3 c choc chunks. Cut candy bars into small pieces; set aside. Drop dough into scoops. 3 in apart. Press remaining nuts and choc and candy onto tops of cookies. Bake 14-16 min or till cookies are almost set. (center will be soft. Do not overbake.)

Robyn Longhurst

Here's a link to the Chock. Chip Oatmeal cookies I have on my blog. The dough is the cat's A*&!
Good gravy would I ever love a copy of your cookbook - I'm desperately in need of new recipes right now!!! So, come on - pick me!!

http://robynlonghurst.typepad.com/photos/recipes/oatmeal-choc-chip.html

Marci

These are the BEST Soft Ginger Cookies *EVER*!! Perfect for the upcoming holidays!
INGREDIENTS
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Refrigerate dough for at least an hour. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

ronee.malama

OMW..I was just going to post they same one with the peanut butter cups...you can use really any type of candy to set inside of them..we use rolos..they are FABULOUS! I will call my mom and see what she has!
xoxo
ronee

oceans5

Those sound so good and what a great idea for freezing them. I am going to try the orange cookies really soon. Thanks.:)

lori jolley

These are the most requested cookies at our house!
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter
1 c. peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/4 to 3 c. flour
Mix all ingredients together. Drop spoonfuls into mini muffin tin. Bake in 350 degree oven 12-13 minutes. Push one unwrapped mini peanut butter cup into each cookie. Leave cookies in pan about 10 minutes so candy can melt. Carefully lift cookies out of muffin pan and let cool.
I use a spoon to loosen the cookies if they stick!

Rachel B.

I have been freezing cookie balls like this for I think 12 years now. IT'S THE BEST!! And such a time saver.

Here is my FAVORITE sugar cookies recipe. Everyone I give it to loves it as well. The cookies are perfection everytime. Nice and soft not crunchy. Try them you'll like them!

Linked recipe from my blog http://eoberrys.blogspot.com/2007/08/so-baby-was-craving-sugar-cookies.html

Best Ever Farm House Sugar Cookies

1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 1/2-5 cups flour
Cream together shortening & sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time, continue to beat. Add sour cream & vanilla, then sift together dry ingredients. Add both mixtures together and roll out to about 1/4" thick cut into shapes and bake at 350 for 10 minutes Should be soft and light colored. Cool and frost after baking.

I use the following frosting recipe it's my sister- in -laws and my family loves it. I never buy canned frosting yuck!

Lisa's Frosting:

3/4 cup shortening - Crisco only
1 stick butter softened
1/4 cup milk
1 lb powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon or almond extract
food coloring if desired
Mix all together in mixer and beat till fluffy. I beat for about 5+ minutes on high in my Kitchen Aid makes it really fluffy. Stores well in seal tight container in refrigerator. I never said this was the healthiest recipe around.
But come on ladies--
These are frosted sugar cookies
YUM-O!


And This Chocolate Chip Recipe is what I use when I freeze my cookies. It makes a large yummy batch!

Rachel's Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
5 cups flour
1 pack chocolate chips
Combine all wet ingredients in Kitchen Aid and mix well.
Add dry ingredients and chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes.
This recipe makes a large batch o' cookies.

I use my small pampered chef ice cream scoop to put the cookies on the cookie sheet (but I don't level off the dough hope that makes sense). They make the perfect size cookie not too big - not too small.
We pull these out of the oven when they are lightly browned around the bottom of the cookie. And since every oven bakes different you may have to bake a little less or more. Just keep an eye on them cause even slightly over baking them will make them way too crunchy.
:)Enjoy

Kristy Skoy

I am SOOO glad that you shared this with me. I have been wanting cookies so bad and I hate how they are gone the next day. I am doing this tomarrow! And the blog with all the freezer recepies! GREAT! Now I need a freezer! How great will they be when the baby is born!

Ellen Patton

These are SO good!

Grammy's Chocolate Cookies
From the Martha Stewart 2001 Holiday Cookies Magazine

2 cups plus 2 T flour
3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 t baking soda
½ t salt
10 ounces (2½ sticks) butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 t vanilla

Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour and cocoa mixture; beat to combine. Chill for about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350. Shape dough into balls and roll in sanding sugar. Bake 10-12 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool for 5 minutes. Makes 3½ dozen.

Carrie

Boy those Orange Dream Cookies sound like heaven! There goes my diet. I will have to try your freezer trick, but I don't know if my cookie pan will fit in my freezer (darned side by side refrigerators).


Chewy Fudgy Cookies

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
5 TBSP. butter
7 TBSP. unsweetened cocoa
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
cooking spray
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
½ cup of walnuts

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. Melt butter. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder, sugar and brown sugar. Add yogurt and vanilla, stirring to combine. Add flour mixture, stirring until moist. Add in chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost set. Let cool on pan for 2-3 minutes or until firm.

Janeal

My grandma used to make these cookies all the time.....they are one of my favorites!

Cowboy Cookies

1 C. Shortening
1 C. Brown sugar
1 C. Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 C. Flour
½1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Soda
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
2 C. Oatmeal
1 C. Coconut
1 pkg. Chocolate chips or Raisins

Cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Add oatmeal and chocolate chips or raisins
Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.

Joanna

My favorite cookies are good old Ginger snaps! My mom used to make them for our after school snack:)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp each cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
cream sugar and butter, add egg. beat well, add molasses. then add dry ingredients. Roll into balls and roll in sugar.
bake at 350 for 8-10 , min.
p.s I would LOVE one of your cookbooks!!

I really want one of your cook books!

Alicia

Pudding cookies are our favorites too! Here's our recipe...

1/2 c shortening
1/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 c flour
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding (small)
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Mix together and bake for 8-10 minutes at 375.

And another favorite...
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
2 cups butter
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
5 cups quick oats
4 cups flour
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups chopped nuts

Refrigerate, freeze, or cook right away.
400º 7-9 minutes

ashlee

Here is the link to the recipe on my blog:
http://totallyblessed.blogspot.com/2008/02/youve-been-warned.html

White Chocolate Chippers
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
2 tsps. baking soda
2 cups white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheet.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addiction. Add the salt and vanilla.
3. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until fluffy but still soft. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

MaryRuth Francks

This is our favorite, easy cookie recipe...
would LOVE to win a cookbook!

Homemade Oreo’s
1 (18.5-ounce) package devil’s food cake mix without pudding

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350. Combine cake mix, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Roll into small balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely on wire racks. Once cookies are completely cooled, put cream cheese frosting in the middle of two cookies and put them together. Drink with glass of cold milk. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar (more if you want a thicker frosting)
1 tablespoon milk

Combine all ingredients, mix until smooth.

alli

I have a secret tip rather than a recipe - I add a box of instant vanilla pudding mix to my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It is so yummy, everyone always says I make the best chocolate chip cookies they have ever had!!!

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