Category Archives: cookies

other things and sour cream sugar cookie dough

A quick post here…I’ve been pretty busy. This morning I painted the two closet doors for the hall in the addition. DH will have to turn them over this evening and I’ll give the other sides final coats in the morning. When he gets home from work tomorrow evening, he can install them. Yeah! It […]

follow up on the peanut butter cup cookies

I made more peanut butter cup cookies today. My dear friend Carolyn had said the recipe reminded her of Moose Tracks ice cream. That made me think the cookies needed a big chunk of chocolate, so I decided to add a Hershey’s Kiss to each one. I waited until the chocolate of the peanut butter […]

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are easy to make. I do them every year for our open house. There are several people who always ask if I’m going to make them. To make them, you will need: small muffin tins Pam homemade peanut butter cookie dough or ready-made store bought peanut butter cookie dough mini peanut […]

toffee bar crunch biscotti

I made Toffee Bar Crunch Biscotti for the first time last year. It was a huge hit. There were only two pieces left after the open house. I made it again today. It’s packed and ready to be taken down to the freezer to wait for the Christmas open house. The dough spreads a lot […]

date balls

Date Balls 1 pound dates, diced 1 pound butter 2 c. sugar Cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring constantly. DO NOT BOIL. I melt the butter first, and start counting the time from when it begins to simmer after I have added the sugar and the dates. Remove from heat and add: 4 c. […]

finishing the holiday icebox oatmeal cookies

Life is way busy here. Last Friday I mixed the oatmeal cookies, rolled them into logs, sugared them, and put them in the fridge to harden. And there they waited until this morning. Now they’re baked and ready to be packed into the freezer for the open house December 7. Oh, yum! ~~Rhonda 🙂

holiday icebox oatmeal cookies

These are the cookies I am making today. Click the link for directions and pictures from a previous post. Holiday Icebox Oatmeal Cookies (one of my personal favorites…not real fancy, but crispy delicious) Makes 6-8 dozen 2 c. margarine or butter, softened 2 c. confectioners’ sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 3 c. flour 1 tsp. baking […]

Elfin Bites

Scotch Shortbread Sandy and crumbly, as the perfect shortbread should be. 1/2 pound butter (1 cup or two sticks; do not substitute margarine) 1/2 c. powdered sugar 2 c. flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking powder Preheat the oven to 350*F (180*C). Cream the butter, then gradually add the sugar, beating well. Mix the […]

Nutmeg Logs

I’ve been making these cookies for Christmas since 1994. Nutmeg Logs 1 c. margarine or butter, room temperature 3/4 c. sugar 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp ground nutmeg (or 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg) 1/2 tsp. almond extract (or rum extract) 3 c. flour Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat margarine in a large […]

ooey-gooey, moist and chewy brownies

These brownies are delicious served with fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate syrup. I need a picture of that… Brownies 1 c. butter or margarine (2 sticks), softened 2 c. sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. cocoa 12 oz bag mini chocolate chips, divided Cream the butter […]