This cookie has it all--peanut butter, chocolate and a touch of red chile. A delightfully different cookie. The red sugar cracks, creating an interesting and colorful coating. These cookies freeze well. The recipe works equally well with Splenda and Splenda brown sugar blend. The recipe is adapted fromm Real New Mexico Chile Cookbook.
This recipe was published in "Treasury of Holiday Cookies", one of those cook booklets you get at the grocery. It caught my attention due to the pistachio farm that we frequent in NM. They sell wonderful pistachio cookies. I haven't made this as yet, but plan to for the holidays. The recipe in the book calls for ¼ cup freshly ground nutmeg; however, I felt that might be a tad overpowering. I did adjust the nutmeg to ¼ to ½ teaspoon. Feel free to use more if needed.
This recipe is a favorite with our family and friends. I especially love it cause it is so yummy and takes only 5 minutes to make. Great to make when in a pinch. If you love the chocolate and peanut butter combination... you will fall in love with this recipe.
Marbled orange and white fudge that tastes just like a creamsicle. I have revised this recipe over the years and this is my latest version -- it's less sweet than the original. When you dump it in the bowl, it might look as if you've failed, however, it smooth up as it sets.
This cookie is BY FAR my family's favorite cookie that always disappears first on the Christmas cookie tray! They are very simple, but kids and adults alike love this chewy, chocolaty cookie. I usually double the recipe, which will use one 12 oz. bag of M&M's. You can make these festive by using holiday M&Ms, which I love to do at Easter and Christmas
When I purchased a bottle of Chinese 5-spice powder from my Watkins lady, this is the recipe that came with it. Chinese 5-spice is a blend of aromatic seasonings and includes the licoricy taste of star anise. You can find Chinese 5-spice prebottled in many grocery stores or at an Asian market (or from your local Watkins rep).
This is another dessert that I've baked upteen times over the years! I originally found this on a Great American Recipe card. These cheesecake cookies are delicious and quick to make. I often prepare them for potlucks and family gatherings. They never last long!
This is my very favorite gingerbread cookie recipe. The dough is so firm and nice to work with and is so wonderful smelling that it is almost like a stress reliever. These disappear in lightning speed in my house! This recipe is adapted from a recipe in the Joy of Cooking and according to the entry they only have 3 grams of fat per cookie! If you want crisp cookies roll out very thin. Thicker cookies = softer cookies, thinner cookies= crisper cookies. If the dough is too sticky, chilling should help.
**I noticed a lot of people have been having some sticky dough issues. You need to make sure you let the dough rest at LEAST two hours. For some reason this helps make the dough more workable. I live in FL and we have terrible humidity, but I have never had a problem with sticky dough in this recipe.
This is an old Gourmet recipe. The actual recipe used a maple leaf cookie cutter, but as you can see from the photo, I only had hearts. Very nice, mellow, maple-ish flavour. While these taste nice unglazed, the additional punch of maple takes it over the top.
When I saw this recipe, I really was amazed. Many "snickers" bars recipes do not call for the butterscotch chips and a few other ingredients. I thought this just sounded heavenly, and way better than the snickers. I have not made them yet though, so please let me know what you think if you do!
The cutest, delicate mice you ever saw! Everyone remarks about them. I give trays of assorted cookies each year and place them on top. They just make it! It actually is a help when the kids can put on the almonds. I don't remember where I got the recipe, so I gave the best measurements I can recall. It sounds like it could be a Hershey's recipe!? For adults you can strain the cherries, then add rum or almond liquor and soak overnight drain and dry proceed with recipe. Save the rum for drinks.
Chocolate and peppermint -- a classic combination! The smooth chocolate top layer hides two more yummy layers underneath: a chocolate crust and creamy peppermint filling. You can also tint the mint layer green (or red, I suppose, for Christmas, though I think green is prettier and 'mintier.' Originally from the Colorado Cache cookbook, these bars are great for the holidays or anytime. Prep time does not include assorted chilling periods.