Monday, October 18, 2010

A Batch of Recipes

My niece asked me to give her some of my recipes for a bake sale she is doing. I thought I'd post them here as the holidays are coming and you might enjoy these too. All three of these recipes are tried and true! :) The first recipe came from an old church recipe book, the second two are from friends. I've made all these recipes lots of times.

Monster Cookies
6 eggs
1 pound brown sugar
2 c. white sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 pound butter (softened, NOT melted)
1 1/2 pound peanut butter
9 c. oatmeal (quick oats are fine)
1/2 pound chocolate chips
1/2 pound m&m's

Preheat oven 350 degrees.
In a LARGE bowl, mix eggs, then add sugars and vanilla. Add soda, butter and peanut butter until well mixed. Mix oats (you will have to switch to hand stirring as the oats will make it too stiff to mix with beaters.) Once the oats are mixed in, add chips and m&m's.
Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, but do not overcook.

Makes 8-10 dozen cookies. These freeze well and taste oh, so, yummy!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cream together:
2 cups butter flavored shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon water
2 teaspoon vanilla

In separate bowl, mix:
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda

Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
Stir in 12 oz bag of chocolate chips and 1-2 cups of nuts (optional)

Bake for 8-10 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven.
Makes approximately 10 dozen cookies

Pumpkin Pie Squares

Mix together and press into 9x13 greased baking dish
1 box yellow cake mix--withhold 1 cup
1 egg
1/2 stick melted butter

Mix together; then pour over crust
1 16 oz can pumpkin
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
dash vanilla

Mix until crumbly; then sprinkle on top
1 cup cake mix
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter

Bake 45-50 minutes in 350 degree oven.
Note: I have a neat little rolling pin and that REALLY helps with rolling the crust out while in the bottom of the baking dish. If you don't have something like that, you'll have to work hard at getting the crust to spread out in the dish. Believe me, it's worth the effort! These are yummy!!

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