Every holiday I am stuck for good gift ideas for acquaintances and co-workers- people that I associate with but are not that close to. Each year it seems I am spending a small fortune on trinkets items which are basically useless dust collectors. This year I decided to bake little trays of cookies. I would like to know if anyone could share some relatively easy cookie recipes so that I can make a variety of cookies and present them as gifts. Any help here, as I am not Julia Child in the kitchen and can use all the help I can get.
:lol Clara, I was expecting a question about "cookies" in refrence to a computer.
As for the sweets, I'll ask my mom and get back to you. ;)
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Baby Ruth Bars
1 1/3 cups margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup white corn syrup
8 cups oatmeal
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
Melt margarine. Add brown sugar, syrup, peanut butter,
oatmeal and vanilla. Put in 9x13 cake pan.
Bake 350 for about 15 minutes.
6 oz. package. chocolate chips
1/2 6 oz. package butterscotch chips
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup chopped nuts/peanuts
Melt together and spread on top.
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Girl Scout Mint Cookies
1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
2 Tbl. Water
2 Tbl. Cooking Oil
1/2 Cup Cocoa
1 pkg. Chocolate Chips
2-3 drops Wilton's Candy Mint Flavoring
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine cake mix, eggs, water, cooking oil,
and cocoa. You will need to blend this together well, this will be a
very sticky mess. Let stand for 20 minutes, and then shape into very
small 1/2 inch balls. Place these balls on a cookie sheet 2 inches a part,
and smash down flat. You will need to spray a large spoon with Pam to
make them flat. Bake for about 8 minutes. Let cool until they reach
Heat chocolate chips in either the microwave, or in a double boiler.
When completely melted add a couple drops of the mint flavoring.
Be carefull not to add too much, it is a powerfull flavoring.
You can either spread the melted chocolate on the cookies,
or you can dip the cookies into the chocolate.
Goo Goo Clusters
1 large bag miniature marshmallows
1 bag chocolate chips
2 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 can Eagle Brand milk
2 tsp. butter
Melt chocolate chips in pan with Eagle Brand milk.
While this is heating, mix marshmallows and peanuts in a large
bowl. Pour melted mixture over nuts and marshmallows. Mix
together. Pour in buttered pan. Chill 2 hours and cut.
Heath Bar Candy
1/2 lb Butter
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Nuts, finely chopped
1/3 cup Chocolate chips
Combine first 3 ingredients and boil, stirring constantly until it
thickens and looks like a brown paper bag. Pour on greased cookie
sheet. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Let melt and spread
smooth over the mixture.
Let cool and harden. Break into pieces.
The person above me has a sweet tooth! (oops, wrong thread :))
1 1/2 c Vegetable shortening
3/4 c Granulated sugar
1 1/2 ts Salt
4 c All purpose flour
1/4 ts Baking soda
2 tb Water
1 c Shelled pecans
1 Preheat the oven to 325~F
2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar, and salt
with an electric mixer on medium speed.
3. Add the eggs and beat well.
4. While mixing, slowly add the flour, baking soda, and water.
5. Chop the pecans into very small bits using a food processor or
blender on low speed. Be careful not to overchop; you don't want
to make pecan dust. The pieces should be about the size of rice grains.
6. Add the pecans to the dough and knead with your hands until the pecans
are well blended into the mixture.
7. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and press flat with your hands
onto ungreased baking sheets. The cookies should be about 2 inches
in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.
8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are
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