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Ninja Turtle Cookies

11 Jul

Betty Crocker has done it again.

She makes a non dairy cookie mix.

My grandson went crazy over this plain sugar cookie.

Just follow the directions on the box.

From start to finish including baking it took maybe 3o minutes .

These cookies are so cute.


Coconut Shortbread Cookies

6 Mar


This is such an easy recipe but it only makes about 25 cookies and they disappear fast.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Put a silpat on your baking sheet.

2 cups  all purpose sifted flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsalted soft butter

3/4 cup superfine sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon coconut extract


One cup  sifted powdered sugar

One tablespoon coconut flavored coffee creamer to start then add one teaspoon at a time to make a creamy frosting

Cream the butter till it is creamy and pale yellow

Add the sugar and mix till fluffy

Add the egg and coconut extract and mix well

Add the flour, salt and baking powder 1/4 cup at a time

Mix well

Take a teaspoon full of batter and roll into a ball.

I made mine smaller than a golf ball.

Take a glass and press the dough flat to about a 1/4 inch thickness.

You should have these pretty looking discs.

Bake for only 8 minutes.

Keep them on the baking pan for about ten minutes after they come out of the oven.

They should be pretty cool and then frost them with the icing.

Make the icing just before you are going to frost the cookies or else it will start to get hard.

Let the frosting dry well before layering the cookies.

Store in an airtight container in a cool place.

They freeze well.

Thank you Pinterest

Sally’s Lace Cookies

2 Dec


My sister-in-law gave me some of these cookies and I love them so I got the recipe from her and made two batches that disappeared.

One stick of  melted butter

One teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups old fashion oatmeal

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon flour

1 egg, slightly beaten

Mix the cooled melted butter, sugar, flour, oats and baking powder.

Add the egg and vanilla and beat well

Drop one teaspoon on a non stick silpad, parchment paper or non stick foil. Bake 350 degrees for ten minutes.

These cookies spread alot so leave plenty of room

Let them rest ten minutes and then peel off.

You can roll them or leave then flat.

I served them with a caramel sauce. Chocolate wouldn’t be bad either.

Be careful these cookies burn in a minute but the dark brown ones are still great.

Thanks Sally.


Almond Meltaway Cookies

9 Oct


Another recipe I found on Pinterest and this is a keeper.

It is from the Novice Chef and she is a genius.

Sometimes you don’t need a million ingredients for a great recipe.

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoon almond extract


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk or water

1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

Mix the four, baking powder and salt together and set aside.

Cream the butter, add the sugar and mix till fluffy.

Add the egg and almond extract.

Mix well.

Add the flour mixture till a soft dough is formed.

I like small cookies so I take about 3/4 to 1 teaspoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Place it on a cookie sheet and flatter slightly with your fingers.

Make a small well in the cookies with the back of a spoon.

Bake for only 8 minutes.

They don’t look cooked but they are. Leave on the pan for another five minutes.

Cool completely.

Mix the powdered sugar, almond extract and milk. It is nice and smooth.

Place about 1/4 teaspoon of icing on each cookies and carefully spread. Do not go over the edges of the cookies.

Keep in the refrigerator.

These really do melt in your mouth.

Thank you Novice Chef

Orange and Raspberry Sherbet Cookies

14 May

orangge raspberry sherbet cookies

Sometimes you don’t mess with Betty Crocker.

She has a limited edition cookie mix that is delicious and of course easy.

It is the Betty Crocker Orange and Raspberry Sherbet Cookie Mix.

Go to the store and buy all they have.

I made these last night to give away and only a couple made it out of the house.

This is also a great project with the kids because they can make all different designs. It is a very forgiving dough.

Just follow the directions on the box.

The cookies are pretty and delicious.

They really taste like sherbet.

Next time I will serve these with a scoop of sherbet.

Betty Crocker gets an A plus from me.


Pepper Biscuits

25 Mar

Pepper Biscuits

When I think back to my childhood, my Mom was always rolling something out.

We had containers of these biscuits and my Mom made everything look so easy.

These are not hard but a little time consuming.

5 1/2 cups flour

1 tablespoon salt

3 tablespoon fennel seed

1 1/2 cups luke warm water

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon corse grind black pepper

1 1/4 cup oil

Mix all the ingredients together.

Cover for one hour

Cut and roll into 1/2 inch ropes.

Tie into a knot. I like mine small.

Place on a baking pan and  sprinkle with kosher salt.

Bake till golden brown.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes

These are worse then potato chips. You can’t stop eating them.

I serve them with soup or just a nosh with a drink.


Valentines Day Overload

15 Feb





Valentines Day again and I turn into a crazy person.

Everything  is pink, red, white or heart shaped.

Last night I made the cookies with my grandson.

Today we made the heart pizza, plus the heart shaped pancakes, eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches and the pink cranberry juice.

It was a blast but I’m so tired.

The cookies were a chocolate dipped shortbread

The pizza was your normal quick pizza decorated with a muenster cheese arrow

Try them next year.