Cookies & Bars

Owl Cookies

October 11, 2017 Cookies & Bars


These cute little cookies are a delight for any age. Perfect for making throughout the Fall season, but also ideal for making an appearance at any time of the year. 2 cups all purpose flour 3 tsp baking powder ½ tsp sea salt 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter (room temp) 1 ½ cups sugar 2 […]

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Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

September 28, 2017 Cookies & Bars

A deliciously decadent dessert

A refrigerated bar that is a step above Rice Krispie Treats. You make the choice on whether or not you’ll share this one with the kids! For the crispy crust 1-3/4 cups crisped rice cereal 1/4 cup sugar 3 Tbsp light corn syrup 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted For the milk chocolate/peanut butter layer 5 […]

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Maraschino Chewy Cherry Bars

August 6, 2017 Cookies & Bars

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Mom’s readying her entries in the Cuyahoga County Fair today. Lucky me, because there are extras. This tasty oatmeal bar is made even more delicious with the addition of one of my childhood favorites — maraschino cherries. Clearly, this easy oatmeal bars satisfy any large crowd. Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup quick-cooking or […]

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Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars

April 17, 2017 Breakfast & Brunch


Quick, delicious and filling, these energy bars will keep you fueled until mealtime. 1/2 cup dates 1 cup quick oats, old fashioned rolled oats are also fine 1 apple, cored 1/2 cup pecans 1 Tbsp flax meal 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup 1 tsp cinnamon Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 […]

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Peppermint Pinwheels

December 16, 2016 Christmas


These festive holiday cookies are made even more tasty with the addition of peppermint. Perfect for giving to Santa, or just eating yourself! 1 large egg 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Red food coloring paste or gel Beat butter […]

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Basic Vanilla Cookie Dough

July 19, 2015 Cookies & Bars


  If you are looking for a delicious, basic, all-around recipe, this one does the trick. Use as is, or tweak the recipe by adding ginger, cinnamon or cocoa powder, this is ideal for everything from thumbprint cookies to cutouts. 3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking powder (omit if making thumbprints, ball cookies, or […]

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Coconut Diagonals

December 4, 2014 Cookies & Bars


Coconut Diagonals are a favorite holiday cookie that are so easy to make and have lots of delicious coconut flavor. In fact, they’re delicious to enjoy all year ’round – so go ahead and bake up a batch! 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup toasted coconut 1/2 […]

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Pecan Bars

December 1, 2013 Cookies & Bars


Mom’s Pecan Bar recipe is definitely a family favorite. It is made even more delicious because we use pecans picked from our Oklahoma family’s back yard. While we await a package delivery of this year’s ‘crop’ we dug deep inside our freezer and found one last batch of pecans the kids helped pick during our […]

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Basic Vanilla Cookie Dough

July 30, 2013 Cookies & Bars

Citrus Cutout

This versatile recipe is the perfect base for so many cookies from cutouts to balls and even spritz. With a bit of substitutions, you can also create chocolate, spice and even citrus varieties. 3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking powder (omit if making thumbprints, ball cookies, or spritze cookies) 1/2 tsp salt 2 sticks […]

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Walnut Cookies

July 30, 2013 Cookies & Bars


An old recipe from my great-grandmother, but definitely one that stands the test of time. These delicious cookies are extremely delicious and  versatile. Eat them plain, top them with glaze, or create sandwich cookies using a dollop of homemade strawberry jam. 1/2 lb butter 1/2 lb flour (a little less than 2 cups) 1/2 lb. ground […]

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