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Molasses Cookies


Molasses Cookies

Whenever we want a super snack, I bake up a batch of these yummy molasses cookies.  They have a pretty crackled tops and soft centers.  They remind me of my mom working in the kitchen and letting me help roll the balls of cookie dough in the sugar.

Make up a batch of these cookies and let the kids or grandkids roll the dough balls in the sugar.  Making some memories they will always remember.


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup sugar, plus 4 tablespoons sugar to roll the balls of dough in.
1 egg

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, beat oil, molasses, 1/4 cup sugar and egg.  Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.  Add to molasses mixture and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.  Shape into 1 inch balls.

Roll in sugar.  Place on engrossed baking sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.


Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Believe it or not these chew, brownie like cookies are gluten-free.  Only problem is trying not to eat just one.  Full of chocolate bites and chopped pecans.  Only thing needed is a glass of milk.

Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies

3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large egg whites at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (4 ounce) semisweet chocolate bar, chopped
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift together powdered sugar, cocoa and salt in a large bowl.

Add egg whites, and vanilla into powdered sugar mixture.  The batter will be thick.

Stir in chopped pecans and chopped chocolate.

Mix until combined.  Drop 3 inches apart on sprayed cookie sheet by the tablespoon.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until top of the cookies are shiny and cracked.

Cool and ENJOY!  Garbanzo Apple Cake gluten Free  Gluten Free Baking Mix

Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug

Curling up on the couch to watch a chick flick and enjoy a quiet evening.   Except one thing was missing.  My sweet tooth was really wanting a chocolate chip cookie.  Not having any freshly made cookies what is a girl to do?  Make a Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug.

Single serving cookie, perfect for just little ole me.  Pouring a glass of milk and gathering everything I needed to throw together this sweet cookie.  Less than 5 minutes I was back curled on the couch, movie going, nice warm cookie in my mug and a glass of cold milk to wash it down.  Life is good.

Ingredients for one single serving mug cookies.

1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
1 egg yolk
3 Tablespoons flour
3 Tablespoons chocolate chips

Choose a microwave safe mug or small bowl.

Melt butter in the microwave.  Add sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt.  Stir to combine.
Add egg yolk and stir to combine.
Add flour and mix until all combined.  If the mixture is still to thin add one tablespoon of flour at a time.  Mixture should be thick like cookie dough.
Add chocolate chips and finish mix everything together.

Flatten cookie dough with back of your spoon.

Microwave for 40 seconds at 70%

If the dough is still not done microwave for 10 seconds intervals until your cookie is cooked.  Don’t over cook unless you want a hard and dry cookie.

Go enjoy your single chocolate chip cookie mug and watch a great movie.  ENJOY!


Nutella Cookies

Nutella Cookies

This is a recipe that has been made over.  Instead of using cocoa in these cookies I decided to try some Nutella I had sitting in the cupboard.  My grandson loves Nutella anything.  So Remington these cookies are for you.  Make sure mom makes a batch of these yummy cookies.  I know you will be in the kitchen helping along with your brother.


1 1/3  cups flour
2 cups Nutella
2 eggs
1/2 cup powdered sugar

In a medium bowl add the flour, Nutella and eggs.  Stir until forms into a ball.  You can use your kitchen aid be sure to attach the dough hook.  If the dough is to dry add 1/2 teaspoon milk.

Make one inch balls from the dough and roll in powdered sugar.  Place balls on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork.

Bake on 375 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes.

Let cool.  Sprinkle left over powdered sugar on top of cookies.

Melt 4 tablespoons of Nutella in microwave and place a dollop right in the center of the cookies.  ENJOY!  Don’t forget the milk.

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Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

Here is a cookies recipe that makes a bunch of cookies.  I’m talking like 12 dozen or more depending on how big you decide to make these cookies. Warning you will need a big bowl to mix everything.

If you don’t happen to need 12 dozen cookies all at once here is a tip for always have cookie dough on hand.  Divide up your dough and place on wax paper.  Roll into a long roll.  Just like those store-bought cookie dough rolls.  Roll the dough and warp the wax paper around the dough.  Next cover with plastic wrap.  I place several rolls into large freezer bags and store them in the freezer until it is time for cookies.  You can do this with any cookie dough you make.  This saves tons of time and money.

When ready to use just remove from freezer bag.  Thaw, slice and bake.  Great when you need to bake two dozen cookies for your childs class that they forgot to tell you about until 9:00 at night and they need them the next day.  Not that this has ever happened.

Monster Cookies


1 dozen eggs
2 pounds brown sugar
4 cups white sugar
3 Tablespoons vanilla extract
8 teaspoons baking soda
1 stick butter
3 pounds peanut butter creamy or chunky
18 cups regular oatmeal
1 pound chocolate chips
1 pound M&M’s

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a big bowl add eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and butter.  Mix really well.  Add peanut butter and mix well.

Add oatmeal and mix really well.  Add in chocolate chips and M&M’s.  Mix well.

Drop by tablespoon full onto cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.  Don’t over bake as the cookies will be too hard.  ENJOY! S’more Cookies


Gluten Free Baking Master Mix

Gluten Free Baking Mix

Gluten Free Baking Mix for all my family and friends.  Plus the mix can be stored at room temperature up to three months.  This mix will make 8 cups.  I usually double the recipe.  Included at the end is a wonderful gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for you to get started with.

Use this mix for cookies, bars, brownies, quick breads, biscuits and thickening soups and sauces.

Gluten Free Flour Mix

2 Cups white rice flour
3 Cups potato starch
2 Cups sorghum flour
4 teaspoons xanthan gum

In a large airtight container whisk together all of the ingredients.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 cups shortening
1/4 cup butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
2 3/4 cups Gluten free flour mix
2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces (12 ounce package)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl combine shortening and butter.  Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt to shortening and butter.  Mix well.

Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.  Beat in the gluten-free flour mix.

Add chocolate pieces.

Drop by rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart on a engrossed cookie sheet.

Bake for 7 to 9 minutes.

Makes around 48 cookies.  ENJOY!  Master Mix Quick Mix Bisquick replacement  Master Mix for Crescent, Pan and Squash Rolls



No Bake Chocolate Oat Squares

No Bake Chocolate Oat Squares

Who remembers No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies?  I think this was the very first cookie  my daughter ever made.

Now here is a bar version which is just as easy and dare I say faster to whip up.  Gotta love those pan cookie bars.  Come on let’s go make some No Bake Chocolate Oat Squares.

1 1/2 sticks butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
3/4 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup peanut butter

Line an 8×8 baking dish with foil.

In a medium saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.

Combine the peanut butter and chocolate chips, melt in a double boiler or in the microwave.  Stirring to combine and melt together.

Press half of the oat mixture into the bottom of the baking dish.

Pour the peanut butter and chocolate mixture on top of the oats.  Spread over the oats evenly.

Pour the rest of the oat mixture over the top of the chocolate, peanut butter mixture.  Spread evenly over the oats.  Press down slightly.

Cool the bars, if you’re in a hurry in the refrigerator. Cut into squares and ENJOY! Multi Cereal Squares



Brownie/Frosting/Ganache Homemade

Brownies with Frosting and Ganache
Brownies with Frosting and Ganache

Now here is a super rich and decadent brownie.  Interested yet?  If you’re having a chocolate craving look no further.

Homemade Brownies

2 cups chocolate chips
1 stick butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

Frosting Layer

1 stick butter softened
3 cups powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk

Ganache Topping

1 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 325F degrees.  Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large saucepan add the chocolate chips and butter.  Melt stirring to combine.  Remove from heat when everything is melted together.

Whisk brown sugar and sugar into chocolate.

Now add the eggs, vanilla and salt and stir to combine.

Stir in the flour until mixed.

Pour into baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minute or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool.

Frosting Layer

Mix together the butter, powdered sugar and cream on nice and creamy.  Spread evenly over the top of the brownies.  Chill in the refrigerator.

Ganache Topping

In a small saucepan heat the cream over medium heat until it starts to steam and is almost boiling.  Immediately remove from the heat and add the chocolate chips  Stir the cream and chocolate chips until the mixture is smooth and silky.

Pour over the frosting layer of the brownies.

Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Brownie/Frosting/Ganache Heaven
Brownie/Frosting/Ganache Heaven


No Bake M&M Snack Bars

No Bake M&M Snack Bars

Tired of the store-bought flavored enhanced expensive snack bars?  Ever thought about making your own?  This NO BAKE bar will make you wonder why you ever bought those expensive bars.

Plus if you’re not into M&M’s add dried fruit like raisins instead.  Let the kids pick out their favorite topping and make a batch for each kid to have their very own personal snack bar.

2 cups Rice Krispie cereal
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter or use chunky your choice.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup M&M’s or favorite topping.

Prepare a 9×13 baking dish lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the Rice Krispies, oats and pretzels.

In a medium saucepan combine the brown sugar and corn syrup.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla.

Pour the mixture over the cereal mixture. and stirring quickly until coated evenly.

Pour into prepared pan and press down.

Add M&M’s over the top and press down firmly so they will stick.

Cut into bars and ENJOY!

S’more Cookies

Making S’more Cookies

Baking with my two grandsons is always tons of fun.  They both taking turns adding ingredients and stirring.  Very important they taste test the goodies before adding to the mix.

On a day when we couldn’t go outside we baked up these delicious S’more cookies and trust me these were a big hit.  Might just be my new favorite cookie.

S’more Cookies

2 sticks of softened butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup graham crackers (crushed, don’t crush to fine leave some chunks)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 container (3 ounces) marshmallow bits
2 cups chopped chocolate bars ( 7 bars or purchase 2 packages Hersey chocolate bites)

Topping:  mini marshmallows and 1/2 bag Hersey chocolate bites.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.

In a large bowl or with your stand mixer add the butter and brown sugar.  Mix until creamy.

Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.

Now add the graham crackers, baking soda and salt.  Mix together.

Next add flour and combine.

Throw in the marshmallow bits and chopped chocolate and mix together.

Drop the dough about 2 inches apart using 2 tablespoon scoop.

Bake for 7 to 10 minutes.  Watch closely so they don’t burn.

As the cookies come out of the oven immediately add some marshmallows and piece of chocolate to the top pressing gently.

Let cool.  These store well in a tightly sealed container.  ENJOY!