10 Tips for the Perfect Cookies

10 Tips for the Perfect Cookies 1. Unless otherwise specified, most recipes that call for an egg should be made with a “large” egg. Eggs from farm chickens vary in size so you may wish to measure 3.25 Tbsp. 2. When you place cookie dough onto the baking sheet, leave 2 to 3 inches between…

Barb’s Super Sugar Cookies

Barb’s Super Sugar Cookies Source: Barb Fenstermacher, my mom You can use colored, granulated sugar for the tops as well. I’ve also mixed a bit of cinnamon with the sugar for the topping for something different. Ingredients: ½ c. butter, softened ½ c. vegetable shortening ½ c. granulated sugar ½ c. powdered sugar 1 ½…

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies This recipe works best with margarine so I discourage substitutions. Ingredients: 2 sticks margarine, softened 1 c. granulated sugar 2/3 c. light brown sugar 1 c. creamy peanut butter 2 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 c. all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 1 c. old…

Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I like to slightly hydrate my raisins before using them by soaking them in warm water for about 10 minutes, then draining and damp drying with a paper towel. Take caution in not overbaking these cookies. Ingredients: ½ c. butter, softened ½ c. butter-flavored shortening ½ c. packed light brown sugar…

Simple Strawberry Pie

Simple Strawberry Pie Ingredients: 1 c. granulated sugar 3 Tbsp. cornstarch 6 Tbsp. strawberry gelatin mix, dry 1 c. water 10 c. fresh strawberries, cut 1 prepared pie crust 1 c. heavy whipping cream 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar Directions: Combine sugar, cornstarch and gelatin powder. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix gelatin mixture with…

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies For a thicker brownie, use a 9-in.x13-in. pan and bake for 30 minutes. 1 box Devils Food cake mix 2 large eggs 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling 1 c. granulated sugar 5 Tbsp. margarine 1/3 c. milk 6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips Directions: Put pie filling in a blender and pulse…

Simple Berry Custard Pie

Simple Berry Custard Pie Ingredients: 3 large eggs 1 ½ c. milk ½ c. granulated sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract Purchased graham cracker crust Blueberries or raspberries Directions: Mix eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla. Evenly space berries on the bottom of the pie crust. Slowly pour the custard mixture over the top of the berries.…