Valentine Brownies

Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in hand. I’m not sure whoever came up with the idea that love is expressed with chocolate, but I’m not arguing with that tradition! This is a nice treat to make for the school Valentine’s party or to just share with your family. Of course, if you’re taking these tothe school party, you’ll probably want to double the recipe. I’ve never met any group who can eat like elementary school students! (aren’t you just ready to reach into that picture and grab a brownie?!) If you really want to impress your Valentine, cut the brownies with a heart cookie cutter before icing. Then serve the brownie on top of their favorite ice cream! Valentine Brownies Recipe Ingredients: 1 15 oz Brownie Mix 2 Eggs 3 TB Water ¼ c Oil 2 TB Butter ¼ c Milk 1 c Powdered Sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the brownie mix with the eggs, water and oil or as described on the package. Place a layer of wax paper in the bottom of 9×13 baking dish. Spread brownie mix over waxed paper and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Allow brownies to cool … Continue reading →

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

Oatmeal raisin cookies are at the top of the all time favorite cookie list. In fact, in recent surveys of home made cookie favorites, the chocolate chip cookie was first, peanut butter second and oatmeal raisin third. I would agree that chocolate chip is my favorite, but I’m at a loss to pick a clear second or third place … peanut butter and oatmeal raisin are tied at second place. My husband is definitely a peanut butter cookie fan, and when I make a batch of those, I just plan on leaving the eating to him! At least when I make oatmeal raisin cookies, I have a chance of eating some of them! I’ve found that bar cookies last just a little longer than cookies made in the traditional “drop” manner. They’re also easier to bake, since it’s just one trip through the oven for the pan full!  PrintOatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Yield: 24 barsServing Size: 1 barCalories per serving: 65Fat per serving: 2 Ingredients1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups flour 1 tsp … Continue reading →

Coconut White Chocolate & Cranberry No Bake Cookies

Coconut, white chocolate, oatmeal, cranberries. There are few things that can make me happier. Puppies, a cuppa tea and a good book come close. You’ll agree once you try these simple no bake cookies. They are good. It’s hard to think of anything better while you’re eating some of these delicious cookies. Alternative to Chocolate While back, one of my friends asked me if I had a no bake cookie recipe that didn’t rely on peanut butter and chocolate. I looked around and I did not. I’ve been thinking about this recipe since then and finally put it together and wrote it down. As a test recipe, this turned out pretty darn good on the first shot! My husband kept poking his head in the kitchen saying, “If you have any extra chocolate, I’ll eat it.” What a helping hand kind of guy he is! Coconut White Chocolate & Cranberry No Bake Cookie Recipe Ingredients: 8 oz White Chocolate 1/2 c Oatmeal 1/2 c Coconut Flakes 1/2 c dried Cranberries Recipe Directions: Melt the white chocolate. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Allow to cool. Approximate Nutritional Information: Servings Per Recipe: 12, Amount Per Serving: … Continue reading →