Tag Archives: baking soda

Salted Milk Dud Oatmeal cookies

21 Jul

Salted Milk Dud caramel oatmeal cookies

Butter Yum is another website I follow and their stuff is fabulous.

This is their basic recipe with two or three things changed.

Two sticks of softened unsalted butter. Do not use margarine.

1 1/2 cups light or dark brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

3 cups rolled old fashion oats

2 five ounce boxes of Milk Duds sliced into four small pieces

10 caramels sliced into four small pieces

One box of mini rolos or pom poms for the top of each cookie.

You can use any chocolate covered caramel you like.

Kosher or sea salt to sprinkle on top of each cookie

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Mix the butter and sugar until it is smooth and fluffy

Add the eggs and vanilla

Mix till all is smooth

Add the flour, salt and baking powder

Mix well

Mix in the caramels,  milk duds and the oatmeal

Use either parchment paper or a silpac or else you will never get these cookies off the pan.

Take a rounded teaspoon  of the dough and roll into a ball

Place it in the pan

Flatten it just a little

Add the rolo in the middle of the cookie and sprinkle with the salt.

Place only eight to ten cookies  on each pan because they spread.

I baked my cookies at 350 degrees for 13 minutes and they were perfect.

Do not over cook them.

I am embarrassed to admit that I made two batches in two days.

 

 

 

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Date-Nut Bread

16 Feb

Date Nut Bread

This is the closest recipe I’ve found to make me think of  my childhood.

My Mom used to make date-nut and cream cheese sandwiches for a special treat.

I have never been able to duplicate the dense bread but this is a close second.

It is the King Arthur Flour recipe and it is so easy.

2 cups chopped dates

4 tablespoons softened butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup hot coffee

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon vodka, brandy or amaretto

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 3/4 cups all purpose unbleached King Arthur flour

1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Lightly grease a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan

Mix dates, butter, baking soda, salt and brown sugar together.

Pour in the hot coffee and mix to combine.

Let cool for 15 minutes

Add the egg, vanilla, liquor, baking powder and flour.

Beat till smooth.

Stir in the walnuts

Pour the batter in the pan and gently tap the pan to settle the batter.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, tent the loaf gently with foil after 30 minutes to prevent over browning.

Remove the bread from the oven and test with a toothpick to see if the center is clean.

After ten minutes, turn the bread out onto a cooling rack

Cool completely before slicing

Wrap airtight and store at room temperature or freeze.

I slice it thin and put cream cheese on each side and make a fabulous sandwich.

This is great for a brunch, lunch or a very fattening treat.

These sandwiches are irrestible.

I will regret finding this recipe in June when I look like a big fat sandwich on the beach.

But I to am irrestible. Ha Ha.