Dog Breath Mint Biscuits DIY

Simple recipe to make for your dog’s bad breath. It takes just a few ingredients from your cupboard with some fresh mint and parsley. You can use dried parsley and mint if you don’t have fresh. The fresh is better because it has a strong scent. Baking the biscuits yourself is so much cheaper then…

Icebox Date Nut Cookies

Make ahead cookie dough and bake the next day. The buttery cookie is soft and chocked full of bits of dates and walnuts. Make the cookie dough the day before and roll into 6 inch logs. Refrigerate over night to slice and bake the next day. This cookie recipe was popular after WWII and calls…

Cranberry Toffee Refrigerator Cookies

Wonderful crispy toffee ice box cookie with a modern twist of dried cranberries and chocolate chips. Refrigerator cookies became popular after WWII when electric refrigerators became a modern marvel and housewives found wonderful ways to utilize it to help prepare food. The time that this cookie rests in the refrigerator develops the flavors and texture….

Old Henry Bars

This recipe was given to me when I was in Girl Scouts in the 1950’s. We traded cookie recipes to put together a recipe note book. It was part of a badge we were working on. Eventually several of the cookie recipes made into my mom’s recipe box. I later copied them for myself. I…

Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

A soft buttermilk sugar cookies that is easy and inexpensive to make. The recipe stirs up quickly from just a few ingredients that normally is on hand. This old fashion cookie is soft and very delicious. The batter is light and fluffy, almost like a pound cake batter. Just drop them by the spoonful on…

Pistachio Cookies (Small Batch)

A fun cookie to make and quick to make. It only takes a few ingredients and most of them you will have on hand. The recipe uses a small box of instant pistachio pudding mix, biscuit mix, oil, egg and a snack size bag of shelled pistachios. It makes between 12 to 18 cookies depending…

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…