Posts Tagged "Cookies"

Snacks- Cheerios with Peanuts (or Pecans), Cashews, and Almonds

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 in Recipes | Comments Off on Snacks- Cheerios with Peanuts (or Pecans), Cashews, and Almonds

Cheerio Nut Snack Mix

Snacks- Cheerios with Peanuts (or Pecans), Cashews, and Almonds
 
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Serves: 8-10 cups
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There always seems to be enough goop to coat everything; you just have to really mix it in the pot for a few minutes.
Ingredients
  • ½ c. brown sugar, packed
  • ½ c. dark corn syrup
  • ¼ c. butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 6 c. Cheerios cereal
  • 1 c. peanuts
  • ½ c. slivered almonds
  • (The original recipe is above. I usually use
  • 1 cup of peanuts, 1 cup of silvered almonds and 1 cup of cashews. You could use pecans if you have a peanut allergy.
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Brush jelly roll pan, 15½ x 10½ x 1 inch with butter or spray with oil cooking spray.
  3. Melt butter then add brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt in 3 quart, or bigger, saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  4. When it’s bubbling remove from heat. Stir in nuts, then add cereal and stir until well coated.
  5. Spread mixture in the jelly roll pan.
  6. Bake 15 minutes.
  7. Cool 5 to10 minutes; then loosen mixture with metal spatula and break into chunks into a plastic container with a lid. Don’t wait too long or you are busting it apart.
  8. Store in the covered container.
  9. I usually freeze it and it lasts for months.
  10. Just scoop out how much you need and leave the rest in the freezer.
  11. About 8-10 cups of snack.
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Cookies- Peanut Butter Creams

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 in Recipes | Comments Off on Cookies- Peanut Butter Creams

Cookies- Peanut Butter Creams
 
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Serves: 64
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Ingredients
  • 4 C unsifted powdered sugar (roughly one pound)
  • 1 ½ C creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ C milk
  • ¼ C honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1- 6oz package of semi-sweet chocolate pieces
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except chocolate pieces.
  2. Mix until blended.
  3. Remove from bowl and knead on a board or granite counter top until smooth.
  4. Spread and pat into a 9” square pan.
  5. Melt chocolate pieces over low heat.
  6. Spread chocolate over peanut butter mixture.
  7. Cool until the chocolate is firm (about 30 minutes.)
  8. Cut into 1 inch squares, or 8X8 strips for 64 squares.
  9. I store these in the fridge rather than freeze them.
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Cookies- Chocolate Truffles

Posted by on Dec 3, 2010 in Recipes | Comments Off on Cookies- Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Cookies- Chocolate Truffles
 
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I find that the chocolate bits don’t melt as well as the dipping chocolate you buy in the store. It stays melted longer and goes on thinner. The best is Ghirardelli and I buy it in a 2.5 pound slab at Sam's Wholesale. So melt some in the microwave, DO NOT OVERHEAT, and stir it until just melted. Dip each ball in the white chocolate and place back on the wax paper not touching each other. By the time you are done dipping they will have set up. You can place them in your plastic storage container with them touching and pull out the toothpicks. Then melt some dark chocolate and drizzle it on top to cover the little holes the toothpicks made. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. I always make a double batch when making these!
Ingredients
  • 1 package of original Oreo Cookies, (not double stuff)
  • 1- 8oz package of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1- 8oz bag of milk or dark chocolate*
  • see below
  • 1- 8oz bag of white chocolate*
Instructions
  1. Crush the Oreos in a food processor until very fine.
  2. Combine the cream cheese until well mixed.
  3. Cover and place in the fridge overnight for flavors to meld together.
  4. The next day let set at room temperature to soften.
  5. Roll into small balls.
  6. Place a wooden toothpick in the top of each truffle.
  7. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and place in the freezer until very firm.
  8. Then take out and see the directions above for dipping in chocolate!
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Cookies- Kisses Made Simple

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in Recipes | Comments Off on Cookies- Kisses Made Simple

Cookies- Kisses Made Simple
 
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Serves: 33 to 50
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You can easily double this recipe. A double batch will make anywhere from 66 to 103 cookies depending on how little dough you wrap around the kiss.
Ingredients
  • 1 C soft butter
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 C finely chopped pecans
  • 1 package of chocolate kisses
  • powdered sugar for dusting after baking
Instructions
  1. Cream together butter and sugar, then add vanilla and mix.
  2. Beat in flour.
  3. Adds nuts last.
  4. Unwrap foil from around kisses.
  5. Pinch off a little dough and wrap around the kiss.
  6. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-14 minutes until bottoms are golden brown.
  8. Once cooled, dust or roll in powdered sugar.
  9. May be frozen after baking.
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