STUFF & SUCH

Readers’ Cookie Recipes

Oma’s Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Betty W. – Smithville Ontario Canada

2 c. butter or margarine

2 c. sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

3 c. flour

Cream butter and sugar, add baking soda and mix well. Add flour one cup at a time mixing until blended. Drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet and bake in preheated 350° oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on edges. Since oven temps may vary check after 10 minutes.

 

Basic Cake Mix Cookies

Linda K. – Phoenix, Arizona

 1 regular sized cake mix

1/3 c. of oil or melted butter

2 eggs

Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Stir with spoon or spatula until well blended. Shape into balls, or drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet. (May spray with cooking spray.) Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until golden.

Options:

Use flavored cake mixes for many flavors of cookies

Add chips or candy at the end of mixing

Add coconut, peanut butter, Nutella, etc.

Add flavor extracts – vanilla, lemon, almond, etc.

Press dough into a 9×13 pan for bars. (Baking time is about 20 minutes for bars)

 

Tea Cakes from Scotland

Penny M. – Amarillo, Texas

2 c. sugar

1 c. shortening

2 eggs

1 c. buttermilk

1 tsp. baking soda

4 c. flour

1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

Preheat oven to 350°. Blend the sugar, shortening and eggs well. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking soda.  Add the flour, small amounts at a time and the buttermilk, small amounts a time to the sugar mixture.  Do this until batter is well blended and add vanilla flavoring to it. The dough will be thick. Place half of the dough on a rolling board covered in flour.  You may need to work some flour into the dough to make it easier to roll out.  Roll the dough out into about 1/4 of an inch thick.  You can use a biscuit cutter or any shape cookie cutters.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.  Place on cooling racks and let cool. You can sprinkle with powdered sugar, sugar and cinnamon, or powdered sugar icing. The icing allows you different colors.

 

Protein Cookies

Diana M. – Indianapolis, IN

1/2 c. flax seed meal (ground)

1 c. Old Fashioned Oatmeal

1/4 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

1/4 c. Craisins (any flavor)

1/3 c. honey

1 c. creamy peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Works best if mixed by hand. Roll into bite size balls and place on waxed paper. Store in sealed container. Enjoy 2-4 a day for a power boost. Warning: These are high fiber cookies., which you will notice the day after you consume too many at one time. Makes 3 dozen.

 

Esther’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Eleanor Esther T. – Clearwater, Minnesota

3/4 c. brown sugar

3/4 c. white sugar

1 c. butter, or shortening

2 c. flour

1 t. soda in 1 t. water

1 t. vanilla

1 t. salt

2 eggs

1 pkg. chocolate chips

Bake 375° for 10-12 minutes. These are economical because they are just as good with shortening as they are with butter.

 

Peanut Butter Cookies

Linda B. – Houston, Texas

Judy B. – New Market,TN

1 c. peanut butter

1 c. sugar

1 large egg

Mix together well. Make into small ball about 1inch in diameter. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Take a fork and smash down. Then take fork and cross press the cookies. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.

 

Cowboy Cookies

Linda P.

 1 c. shortening

1 c. sugar

1 c. packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

2 c. uncooked oatmeal

1 (6-oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp. vanilla

Cream shortening and sugars well. Add eggs, beat until fluffy. Stir in dry ingredients. Mix in oats, chocolate, and vanilla. Drop on greased cookie sheet. Beat in a 400° oven for 10 minutes. Makes 6 dozen.

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