Archives: Cookies & Bars

Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

December 17, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Caramel Oatmeal Chewies | Filed in: Baking, Chocolate, Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

  I’m a big fan of just about any kind of caramel and chocolate treat. These gooey bar cookies are definitely a winner: chocolate chips, crunchy pecans and a rich caramel drizzle layered between an oatmeal cookie base and crumble topping. They are rich, delicious and easy to make. I always use Mrs. Richardson’s brand Butterscotch • Read More »

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Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

November 20, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Filed in: Autumn, Baking, Cakes, Christmas, Comfort Food, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin admirers will love this moist pumpkin cake. It’s easy to make, not too sweet, and tastes pumpkin pie-ish (only better)! The cake took longer to bake than the recipe states. I had to turn my oven down a bit so it wouldn’t brown too much. Check the cake at 30 minutes and if it’s • Read More »

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Black Forest Oatmeal Drops

January 11, 2012 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cookies & Bars, Kid-friendly, Recipes.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the combination of chocolate and cherries, so naturally I had to try this recipe for Black Forest Oatmeal Drops: chewy oatmeal cookies studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and dried cherries! Yum! They make a perfect after-school snack or wintertime treat. Let me warn you now, though…it’s hard to stop at eating just one…! Black Forest • Read More »

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Grand Central Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 4, 2011 | By andrea | 11 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

One of my weaknesses is a good, chewy chocolate chip cookie. It’s like my kryptonite. I’m not proud of it, but I’m pretty much defenseless around them, which is why I don’t make chocolate chip cookies very often. Recently, though, I was thumbing through the Grand Central Baking Book (from the popular Grand Central Bakery located • Read More »

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Grand Central Bakery Peanut Butter Cookies

January 12, 2011 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes.

When it comes to cookies, most people fall into one of two catagories: crunchy or chewy. I tend to favor chewy cookies. This recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies from The Grand Central Baking Book bakes up a cookie that is buttery, peanutty and somewhere in between crunchy and chewy. I surprised my kids the other • Read More »

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Rudolph Cookies

December 20, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Kid-friendly, Recipes.

Here’s a fun project I made with my kids not too long ago. It’s easy, fun and kids love eating the Rudolph cookies once they’re made. I used Nabisco Nutter Butter cookies since I’m not aware of any other peanut-shaped cookie on the market. The hardest part of making the cookies was inserting the “antlers” into the • Read More »

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Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

December 9, 2010 | By andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

These jewel-like cookies are easy-to-make, beautiful and lightly flavored with lemon. They’re one of my favorite Christmas cookies and they get raves every time I make them. Enjoy! Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies -Recipe from foodnetwork.com, Emeril Lagasse Makes 4 dozen cookies. 1/2 cup raspberry jam or jelly 1 tablespoon Chambord or kirsch 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour • Read More »

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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

October 15, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Autumn, Baking, Cakes, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Recipes.

To me, fresh apple cake is the epitome of autumn! A friend gave me a bag of apples from her backyard tree recently so, of course, I had to find something new and delicious to make with them. What I settled on was this recipe for Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting. It’s moist, • Read More »

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John’s Kitchen Sink Cookies

March 5, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Chocolate, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Recipes.

Chewy and delicious, these gussied-up chocolate chip cookies have a few bonus ingredients thrown in for kicks (oats, coconut, raisins and/or pecans). You can have fun changing up the add-ins each time you make them. Add more chocolate chips if you don’t like raisins or pecans. Anyway, you get the picture…just make ’em how you like • Read More »

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Pistachio & Cranberry Russian Tea Cakes

December 21, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

If you’ve never made Russian Tea Cakes (also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes or Snowball Cookies), you’ve probably eaten them at some point in your life. They’re extremely easy to make, very tasty and a great addition to any holiday cookie platter.   Although the recipe calls for 1 cup of pecans, I decided to try 1/2 • Read More »

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