Cookies & Bars

Peppermint Pinwheels

December 8, 2017 Christmas

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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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Grandma Gorman’s Date Bars

November 15, 2017 Cookies & Bars

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Grandma used to make these when we were young — mainly for Dad. But, I always found a way to sneak a few. Today, I still have to sneak a few . . . only this time, I’m trying to steal them from out of my kids’ hands. They love these with breakfast, for a […]

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Cream-Filled Chocolate Sandwiches (Oreos)

October 24, 2017 Cookies & Bars

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Grab a glass of milk and sit down with a friend and enjoy this classic American favorite. This recipe lets you make it yourself, and know from what ingredients these delicious cookies are made. Makes about 30.  1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. baking powder […]

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Owl Cookies

October 11, 2017 Cookies & Bars

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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

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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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Basic Vanilla Cookie Dough

July 19, 2015 Cookies & Bars

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  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

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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

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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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