Split Seconds Cookies

I have leftover cranberry filling from the tarts and didn’t want to throw it away.  I had thawed out last year’s leftover cranberries that was still in my freezer.  So I used them all in doubling the filling recipe.  I did that because I didn’t want to have to stop to make more filling while…

Pizzelles

These traditional Italian cookies are delicate and have a light anise flavoring.  Many of us remember them as holiday cookies or cookies that graced the cookie table at a wedding.  I remember spending hours helping to make these with family members using the traditional pizzelles irons.  That was a long time ago and now we…

Cranberry Cream Cheese Shortbread Tarts (Cookies)

Wonderful little bites of cream cheese pastry and sweet and tart filling. Perfect for the holidays and cookie exchange.  I was able to get 80 little mini tarts from the recipe.  Normally I make tassies but one of my grandchildren has a nut allergy.  I saw this wonderful cranberry jam filling here.   I knew this…

Banana Drop Cookies with Cinnamon Chips

I watch after holidays for seasonal baking items to buy marked down.  That is when I get my chocolate chips and other baking chips.  I then use them through the year for cookies and other baking recipes.  They will keep for a year nicely.  Last fall I bought a few bags of cinnamon chips on…

Pumpkin Drop Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

A recipe that makes a traditional soft drop cookie that is like a little cake.  It is one of my family’s favorite cookie.  This recipe has been around for decades.  It is simple and inexpensive to make, just perfect for a tight budget.  The recipe makes at least 4 dozen cookies.  I chill the dough…

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Easy to make old fashion recipe.  It used up overripe bananas that you have going to waste. It is inexpensive because it calls for margarine.  It is a soft drop cookie like oatmeal raisin cookies. It makes about 3 dozen cookies. I used my holiday cookie pans that I have collected over the years from…

Banana Walnut Blondies

The food bank gives out very ripe bananas.  I am always looking for ways to use them up.  In the past the food bank has had shelled walnuts but usually the nuts have absorbed unwanted flavors from being stored.  Normally I can’t use them because they taste so bad and even toasting don’t remove the…

Mini Shredded Wheat Breakfast cookies

I have boxes of mini wheats to use up that I received from my food bank. Shredded wheat is a real challenge to find recipes to use up cereal that would go stale. I found a recipe on Post Cereal website that I have adapted.  The  first time I made this cookie it was too…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Brownies

Mmm…mmm, these are really good.  Just the right gooeyness that a brownie should have. Every once in a while I get hungry for chocolate and peanut butter. My go to recipe for this is a simple and easy one. You start with a brownie mix and a jar of peanut butter. I have had this…

Bourbon Sweet Potato Cookies

This cookie recipe will really add something different to your holiday list of cookies.  It is not overly sweet and full of flavors that just roll of your tongue.  It has real wow factor going for it. If you do make these for cookie exchanges and gift giving make sure you include the recipe because…

Applesauce Raisin Squares with Brown Butter Frosting

I have had this recipe since high school and it came from McCall’s magazine.  For a long time I used the clipping from the magazine until I started transferring my recipes to 4″ x 6″ cards and I added that it came from McCall’s.  The magazine has been out of publication now for over a…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

They are as good as they look.  In fact one of the kids swiped two before I got the picture taken. The 9 inch by 13 inch pan of blondies didn’t last long.  The cookie dough base is a chewy peanut butter and oatmeal covered in chocolate chips and dry roasted peanuts.  If you don’t…