This recipe is very easy to put together and takes practically no time to make. Try other flavors of cake mixes if you like. When I make them, I use 2 cups (total) of peanut butter chips and chocolate chips mixed together. Very easy to whip up at halftime!
Airy breads with sweet or savory fillings, kolaches are the Czech’s best know contribution to Texas cooking. Many Texas Towns stage Czech Heritage celebrations. Two of the best occasions to get your fill of kolaches, sausage, strudel, and dancing are the West Fest on Labor Day weekend in West and, in the spring, the National Polka Festival in Ennis, which features four halls of rousing polka bands.
As Mary Poppins would say, these are practically perfect in every way!! They have more chocolate and less sugar/butter than most no-bake cookies. Brown sugar adds depth of flavor, while extra vanilla and a pinch of salt liven it up. Besides, they are quick and easy, and everyone loves them! I think you could reduce the sugar even more, but they're great as written. Try them with extra dark (Dutch process) cocoa powder...mmmm.
I first saw these at a bake sale and was so impressed. You bake a ball of dough in a mini-muffin tin, bake, and press a Reese's peanut butter cup into it after you take it out of oven. You are left with a picture-perfect tart, receiving "oohs and aahs" and "how did you do it?" You could even use the refrigerated sugar/peanut butter cookie dough too.
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 is a take on the Nestle Tollhouse recipe. Only one added ingredient, dark brown sugar, melted butter and a smidgen more flour make the difference... I had to sell my soul to my aunt so she'd tell me why hers tasted soooo good! Chewy chocolate chip cookie heaven!!!!!
Posted in response to a request, I got this recipe from a lady at church who make them for Bible School in the 1980s. I had made chocolate no-bake cookies for YEARS but had never heard of peanut butter no bake cookies. So delicious that my choco-holic daughter likes them better than the chocolate variety!
No. of servings depends on how big you make the cookies. Prep time depends on how fast you are scooping the cookies onto the wax paper covered newspaper! (You get better w/ practice! :D )
I cannot imagine holiday-time without rugelach around. They are the most addictive, filled cookie ever! I usually make 2-3 times the recipe (inviting a friend over for coffee, chat and helpful rolling), then freeze and bake as needed. You will have none left by the end of the holidays, trust me. The bake time is approximate - it could be slightly more or slightly less, depending on how big you make the rugelach.