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Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Pie Cookies

If you want a delicious cookie for a very special occasion these will fill the bill. YIELD: 10-12 (I’d double this recipe for the cookies–not the piecrust.) Apple Pie Cookies Make this Never-Fail Piecrust but don’t put it in a pie pan or cook it yet. 5 C. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 t. salt 3 t. brown sugar 1 lb (2 C.) lard ( solid Crisco) (make your 2 C. generous) 1 T. vinegar 1 egg, slightly beaten…

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Copy-Cat Thin Mint Cookies

Copy-Cat Thin Mint Cookies

Copy-Cat Thin Mint Cookies 26 Oreo cookie halves, or 13 whole Oreos. 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ tsp peppermint extract INSTRUCTIONS 1. Separate Oreo cookies and scrape off the middle cream. 2. Combine chocolate and peppermint extract in a double boiler to melt, or put in a microwave safe bowl and melt in 20-second increments until you creamy. 3. Dip Oreo half into the chocolate using a fork and flip over to coat on both sides. Once coated remove…

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Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter • ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves • ¾ cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed • ½ TBSP vanilla extract • 1 large egg • ½ tsp kosher salt (plus more for sprinkling) • ½ tsp baking soda • ½ tsp baking powder • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate chips, divided (I used 60% ghirardelli) Instructions 1. Chop the butter into small pieces and roughly chop the fresh mint….

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Salted Butterscotch Cookies

Salted Butterscotch Cookies

Salted Butterscotch Cookies; a bread flour recipe adapted from Kitchenette. Ingredients: 6 tablespoons salted butter 3/4 cup + 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 egg, beaten 1 egg yolk, beaten 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cup bread flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon baking powder Coarse sea salt For crunchy sugar coating: 1/8 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon sugar Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 190°C and line baking tray with non-stick baking paper. 2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine…

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 12 minutes Yield: 20 cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (210 g) all purpose gluten free flour (I used Better Batter) 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your blend already contains it) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar 1 cup (218 g) packed light brown sugar 1 1/2 cups (150 g) certified gluten…

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Chocolate Pie Pecan Bars

Chocolate Pie Pecan Bars

Ingredients • 3 cups pecan halves • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips • 3 large eggs • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar • 3/4 cup light corn syrup • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut Instructions Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange pecans in a single layer of a shallow baking…

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Kitty Litter Cake

Kitty Litter Cake

While we sat on the primary polls recently, one of the male workers shared a rather unique recipe with me. Now I’ll share it with you. Kitty Litter Cake 1 White cake mix 1 German chocolate or spice cake mix Make the cakes and cool. Crumble up together. Make 2 boxes of vanilla instant pudding in frig. (6 oz.) (big box) 1 16 oz. pkg. sandwich cookies in blender. Reserve ½ cup and color with green food color in mixer….

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Chocolate Chia Cookies

Chocolate Chia Cookies

These cookies make the perfect afternoon snack. They totally satisfy every sweet chocolate cravings, yet they leave you feeling amazingly energised as they’re bursting with goodness. So you’ll never have to feel bad about eating cookies again! They have an amazing texture too with that perfect cookie crunch echoing in every bite. The chia seeds help to create this awesome crunch as they absorb up to ten times their weight in liquid once so they act as a glue sticking…

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Lemony Lemon Brownies

Lemony Lemon Brownies

Doesn’t this look like spring? Lemony Lemon Brownies Ingredients: • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour • 3/4 cup granulated sugar • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened • 2 large eggs • 2 tablespoons lemon zest • 2 tablespoons lemon juice For the tart Lemon Glaze: • 4 tbsps lemon juice • 8 tsps lemon zest • 1 cup icing sugar Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish…

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Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

One thing I try to do with my granddaughters every year is make a gingerbread house and let the girls decorate it. I love to watch their creativity blossom. Here’s the recipe we use. Gingerbread House 2 sticks (1 cup) butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup molasses 2 egg 2 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoon milk 2 teaspoon ground ginger 2 cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 6 cups flour Directions: Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy….

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