Chocolate Revel Bars

These two-layer bar cookies are easy to make and even easy to cut.  Although chocolate is the star, it’s the combination of chocolate, oatmeal and nuts that make this cookie so delicious. This recipe makes between 60 and 75 bars, so it’s perfect for gifting. 1 cup  butter or margarine 2  cups  packed brown sugar…

Snickerdoodles

It rained all day today and I made Snickerdoodles for the boys. 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup shortening 2 eggs 2 3/4 cups flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 400ºF Mix…

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies. Simple, comforting, easy. Add sugar to a small, wide-mouth bowl for easier fork dipping before making the crisscross pattern, or you can roll the dough balls in sugar and then flatten the cookies. All of the ingredients in this cookie are household staples, so these are perfect to make on the fly…

Pecan Sandies

Sometimes these cookies are called Russian tea cakes or wedding cookies. Harrison and I made these for Jeff because he loves pecans in anything. 1 cup butter 2 1/4 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup sifted powdered sugar Preheat oven to 325° In a…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Get your glass of milk ready, because here is the Toll House Cookie Recipe. It’s great as is,  and having it here makes it easy to find when you aren’t using Nestle’ brand chips. I added walnuts, but you can use pecans too. 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1…

Perfect Sugar Cookie Dough

Powdered sugar and almond extract make these sugar cookies fabulous. 1 1/2 cups sifted powder sugar 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar Cream sugar and butter. Add egg, vanilla and almond until well…