Applesauce Spice Bars

A tender moist bar cookie that is lightly spiced and sweeten. The bar cookies are easy to make from applesauce, raisins and nuts with only one egg. This bar cookie has been my family’s favorite since the 1970’s. The recipe came from McCall’s Magazine and included in some of their cook books during that decade….

Peanut Butter Fluff Filling for Whoopie Pies

This is a simple easy filling for cookies. The problem with regular marshmallow for a cookie filling is the top cookie will slide off. My grand kids insist on marshmallow fluff for their whoopie pies and after pies sit on a plate they slide all over the place and they get sticky. One of the…

Brown Sugar DIY

This is a very simple recipe for brown sugar. It is so much cheaper to make your own and it tastes better with a richer flavor. It only takes sugar and molasses. I like to keep molasses in my pantry because I do lot of scratch baking and cooking. If you want a darker brown…

Old Fashion Sugar Tea Cakes

PA Dutch Recipe: Sugar Cakes-Era 1800’s This is another recipe that was handed down to me by a family member many decades ago. It is a wonderful soft cookie that is easy to make. You must use butter because you want a buttery flavor to the cookie. Also margarine will make the cookie spread and…

Frosted Cashew Cookies

The butter drop cookie is full of cashews and frosted with a brown butter icing.  I got this recipe in the early 1980’s when I bought a money raising cookbook.  I have been making these cookies ever since.  It is a perfect cookie for holiday baking and will get you many compliments.     

Krumkake

I bought a stove top krumkake (crum caga) maker several decades ago at a yard sale.  I thought this looked like a pizzelle maker and that was what I wanted it for.  It mostly just sat around in my cupboard because I had a difficult time making cookies with it.  Then the internet happened and…

Halloween Skeleton Brownies

Wilton has brought back every year for the last 6 years Halloween skeleton bones candy mold.  I make brownies and decorate them with these skeleton pieces.  The mold can be seen  here .  Any hobby shop that carries candy making supplies will probably have this inexpensive mold.  I was surprised that they still made the…

Ice Box Apple Cookies

A fun cookie to make from a simple recipe of refrigerator cookie dough.  I making these for fall but you can really make them anytime.  You don’t need any special kitchen equipment except some parchment paper or wax paper and food coloring. The apple seeds are miniature chocolate chips.  The little chocolate chips are easy…

Refrigerator Maple Cookies

Refrigerator cookies become popular right after WWII using shortening, sugar, eggs and flour.  It was a very basic cookie recipe that could be made with very little equipment and skill. This is my mother’s recipe which she used artificial maple flavoring to make these, but there are many variations and flavors using this basic recipe. …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

This chocolate oatmeal cookie that is full of surprises from the peanut butter to the white chocolate chips.  Chocolate and peanut butter always goes together so it is a natural for a cookie, only this recipe mixes both into a batter instead one being chips.  The chocolate is melted semi sweet baking chocolate that is…