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    Avalanche No-Bake Cookies

    This is one of my very favorite holiday cookies because #1 They are easy (perfect during the holidays), #2 They are made with 4 ingredients, #3 They have a little peanut butter in them, but it’s not overwhelming and #4 They are made with my favorite cereal-Rice Krispies! Print No Bake Avalanche Cookies Ingredients 2 cups Crispy Rice cereal 1 cup mini marshmallows 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 lb white chocolate *optional – 1/4 cup sprinkles or mini chocolate chips to sprinkle on top Instructions Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside. Mix cereal and marshmallows in a large bowl. Set aside. Melt white chocolate and peanut…

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    Italian Easter Cookies

    No, I’m not Italian, and NO, I didn’t have these as a little girl at Easter. I just like them, and I make them on Easter nowdays. I think that a little almond extract makes them Italian maybe? No ricotta cheese in them at all. They sure are pretty on an Easter tray too. Print Italian Easter Cookies Ingredients COOKIES 1/2 c butter room temperature 3/4 c sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract 1/4 c milk 1/4 c vegetable or canola oil 3 3/4 c all purpose flour 5 tsp baking powder GLAZE 4 c powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract…

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    Bakery Cookies

    These cookies are made bigger than normal and are dense and moist and hold together well because they are so thick. You make them by forming them with your hands, and you think they won’t turn out, but they do!   Print Bakery Cookies Ingredients 1 c cold butter cut into 1 inch slices 2 1/2 c all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2/3 c light brown sugar 2/3 c granulated sugar 2 large eggs 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, cut in cold…

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    My Italian Fig Cookies

    My husband is Italian, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked for his mom’s recipe that he loves so much. It never happened, so I made my own, based on 6 years of trying different recipes I’ve found online. This is a great recipe I came up with, but I’m sure they’re not like my husband’s mom’s recipe. It’s the best I could do, and I’ll share with you! Print Paula's Italian Fig Cookies Ingredients DOUGH 4 c unbleached white flour 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 c sugar 1 c plain shortening not butter flavored 1 egg 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 c…

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    Frank’s Chocolaty Walnut Cookies

    I got this recipe this Christmas, 2011 from a gentleman in South Carolina who made some Christmas gifts for me. I guess he knows how to cook also because these cookies are now one of my favorites to make and eat! Print Frank's Chocolaty Walnut Cookies Ingredients 1 c flour 1 c sugar 1/2 c butter softened 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp salt 2 eggs 2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate melted 1 c semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 c walnuts broken in two (leave in chunks) Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Into a large bowl measure first 7 ingredients. With mixer at low speed, beat ingredients until blended -…

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    Apricot Almond Dreams

    A package of dried apricots began this journey, and now they are one of my ultimate cookies. I love the chewiness of these cookies. The white chocolate drizzle is made with white chocolate chips melted with a little cream and cream cheese and powdered sugar. Then, topped with sliced almonds that give these cookies that extra special crunch on top. I hope you love them as much as I do. Print Apricot Almond Dreams Ingredients Cookies: 1 cup salted butter room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda…

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    Susan’s Mom-Mom Bessie’s Sour Cream Cookies for Christmas

    When you find a recipe that everyone loves and fights over, you’d better keep it and make sure you make it every year. This was the case with this cookie. A cooking friend of mine, Susan Bickta, shares her husband’s grandmother’s famous sour cream cookies on Just A Pinch recipe site HERE. The batter is a little thin, but that makes for such a moist cookie, and I drop a ball of dough into the bowl filled with pumpkin pie spice and sugar and roll it around on all sides, then I place it on a baking sheet lined with a silpat, but parchment paper works well also. Yes, I…

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    Soft Choco-Peanutty Cookies

    I started this recipe by opening up my pantry and fridge, and this is what I came up with-do what you can with what you have is my motto. It earned me my first Blue Ribbon! Please follow and like us:

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    No-Chill Sugar Cookies

    A no-chill dough that leaves the cookies soft and yummy-the only sugar cookie recipe I make. Mix, roll, bake and cool. Then you’re ready to decorate. I used to hate making sugar cookies because the dough had to be chilled and I didn’t like the taste, but these are different. Print No-Chill Sugar Cookies Ingredients COOKIE DOUGH 1 c unsalted butter room temperature 1 c sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract 1 egg 2 tsp baking powder 3 c flour ICING 4 c powdered sugar 6 Tbsp whole milk 6 Tbsp light corn syrup 1 1/2 tsp almond extract assorted sprinkles for decorating Instructions Preheat oven to…

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    Soft Cookies

    I love soft cookies-oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, peanut butter. This is a wonderful recipe I got from a neighbor in Washington from a neighbor around 1984. I’ve used it for Christmas cookies, Chocolate Chip cookies, Easter cookies and more. Everyone loves them.  Print Soft Cookies Ingredients 1 c butter room temperature 3/4 c light brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 tsp baking soda 1 small pkg dry instant vanilla pudding mix 2 1/4 c flour 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips or m&m candies Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In an electric mixer bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, on…

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