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Loaded Crispy Pumpkin Cookies

CRISPY OUTSIDES, CHEWY INSIDES…. success! I finally mastered the pumpkin cookie the way I wanted them to be! Most pumpkin cookie recipes I’ve tried are delicious, but their texture was soft and cake-like. Some people like them like that. Me, I am more for crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. The pumpkin puree has a lot of water in it so it tends…

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Maple Pecan Refrigerator Cookies

My husband Bill really loves maple and these cookies are on the top of his “The Cookie Jar’s Empty and I’m Dying list.“ My 7th grade cooking class haunts me when I make any refrigerator cookie, also called a slice and bake cookie. Read on and I will tell you why! Mrs. Speakman, bless her soul, was my excellent home economics teacher in 7th grade….

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Aunt Gloria’s Famous Sugar Cookies

An oldie but goodie sugar cookie recipe from my Aunt Gloria who was a cook by profession and an amazing baker! No other sugar cookie recipe comes close this one! Depending on your cookie size, you could get 3-5 dozen, even more. I make them for every occasion, birthdays, all holidays, showers, any excuse to make them. My cookie cutter box is huge! They are…

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Cream Cheese Finger Cookies

“A delicious cookie to add to your recipe box that has been around for decades if you don’t already have it.  This version of the classic finger cookies is similar to the Butterball Cookie or the Mexican Wedding Cookie, but the cream cheese make it more rich and gives it a nice velvety, smooth texture.  Enjoy!” INGREDIENTS: 1 cup butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese,…

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Barbara Bush’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

             “I like to try recipes from the White House chefs and favorite recipes of presidents and first ladies. I figure they have to be good ones! I tried this recipe at the time of Barbara Bush’s passing in her honor and I am very glad I did! They are really delicious!  They are very buttery, crispy on the outside…

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Bird’s Nest Cookies for Easter/Spring

“Easter/Springtime baking fun with the kiddies!  Just frost some sugar cookies and decorate with tinted coconut for the nests and jelly  beans for the eggs and you have Bird’s Nest  cookies.  You can use chocolate frosting instead of white. Or you can use different cookies: maybe chocolate chip, peanut butter, whatever you want. Enjoy!” INGREDIENTS: Sugar cookies, or any kind of cookie White or chocolate…

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Date Balls~No Bake~Buttery and Yummy!

“A very delicious, buttery date ball cookie with lots of dates and walnuts.  It is so easy to make on top of the stove!  This vintage recipe goes back decades and it is fantastic!  I got it from my mother who got it from my Aunt Mary C. who was famous for making them every Christmas.  Our family loves these a lot!  For variation, you…

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Wine Biscuits

“My good friend Donna Marinaccio O’Brien gave me this old world wine biscuit recipe which I think is the best one ever!  Donna is a fantastic cook and baker and has great recipes she has shared with me over the years.  NO rolling-pin is needed, just form the dough into ropes and shape with your hands!  I am not a fan of the hard wine…

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Emoji Gingerbread Cookies

“Fun Emoji cookies make everyone crack a smile! Emoji Cookie Cutters are from Pampered Chef. All ages think these are so funny!  I made gingerbread cookies for the fall, but you can make sugar cookies and paint the faces with frosting pens. This recipe is from Pampered Chef and it’s easy with a refrigerated sugar cookie dough as the base. I changed their directions to…

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Pumpkin Pizzelles

“Pumpkin Pizzelles for the pumpkin fanatics I know!  These have a mild pumpkin and spice taste, nothing overwhelming, but very good and sure to be appreciated by everyone!   They are a nice change from the traditional pizzelles for the fall.  You do need an electric pizzelle maker and mine is by Villaware, without Teflon, which I think makes the best delicate, thin pizzelles. Enjoy!”   Makes: …

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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Rum Balls

Super-fast, super-easy and really delicious, these chocolate rum balls are addicting!  Hard to eat just one!  You really taste the rum, but it doesn’t overpower the cookie.  Great for the holidays, but they are also really nice to make for guests anytime! Everyone really loves these!  Enjoy!   Makes: 30 Ingredients: 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, for dusting 2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (11-ounce box)…

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Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

“I finally got around to trying Nutella-filled chocolate chip cookies and they are as good as everyone says they are and something different to try. This one I tried I adapted from Cook’n’Share. The inside of the cookie has a soft chocolate center from the Nutella so you have to be careful not to overbake them. Nutella is ground hazelnuts and chocolate so beware those…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Real Cranberries

“Real cranberries in a chocolate chip cookie? Yes!  It is a delicious, sweet-tangy combo! Try it!   We love these! You will be surprised at how really good they are!    Enjoy!” Makes: 48 cookies INGREDIENTS: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 -1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon orange…

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