S’more Cookie Bars

This S’more bar recipe was introduced to me by my niece Ashley who loves to bake as much as I do. Delicious mixture of the old favorite favors of graham, marshmallow, and chocolate with no fire to build or smoke in your eyes!

S'more Cookie Bars

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1¹/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (approx 7 full graham crackers)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 (4.25 oz) large Special Dark or Hershey’s Chocolate bars
1½ cups marshmallow creme

Preheat oven to 350°. With electric mixer, cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix just until combined. Divide dough in half and press half into an even layer in a well sprayed 8″x8″ pan. Place chocolate bars over dough (can use smaller bars to make single layer of chocolate). Spread marshmallow creme evenly over the chocolate layer, it’s a sticky business but it works out. I spray my fingers with non-stick spray and pat it into even layer. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of marshmallow creme. This is most easily done by putting the second half of dough in a gallon size freezer bag. Use your palms to flatten it out, and then use scissors to cut down both long sides of the bag, so it will open up book-style. Open it up carefully, and dough will stick on one side of the bag. Then turn bag over, dough side down, on top of other three layers. From there peel the bag up and spread dough where it is uneven. Bake about 30 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Recipe found at bakedperfection.com.

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Raspberry Red Velvet Crinkles

Happy 4th of July!

Recipe coming soon! These are somewhat of a fluke, I am trying to remember how I made them. I will light off some fireworks and try to spark my memory! ;o)

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Apple Berry Crisp

Hot from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, heavenly!

Apple Berry Crisp

Apple Berry Crisp 2

Oatmeal Topping:
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, cold

Apple Berry Mixture:
2 Granny Smith apples
lemon juice
1 lb container strawberries, cut into small pieces
1/2 pint container blueberries
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbl cornstarch

Preheat oven to 375°. For Oatmeal Topping: Stir together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in butter until it’s a coarse crumbly mixture. Set aside.

For the Apple Berry Mixture: Peel, core, and cut apples into thin bite sized pieces; place in large bowl. Squeeze a little lemon juice over apple pieces and stir. Add cut up strawberries and blueberries, stir all fruit together. Sprinkle sugar and cornstarch over fruit and gently stir. Pour fruit into a sprayed 9″x9″ square pan. Sprinkle oatmeal topping evenly over fruit mixture. Bake 50-60 minutes or until golden brown, hot and bubbly. Cool slightly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Double Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

I am calling these little cuties healthy doughnut because they are baked and not deep fried. Maybe healthier is better?

Double Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

Double Chocolate Cake Doughnuts 2

Chocolate Doughnuts:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
4 Tbl butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Glaze:
1 Tbl butter, melted
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbl unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch salt
3 to 4 Tbl milk
2 tsp vanilla
color jimmies

Place rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 325°.  Spray doughnut baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

For the doughnuts: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and fold together until all ingredients are well combined. Scoop batter into prepared doughnut baking pan. Each doughnut mold should be about two-thirds full. Bake doughnuts 11 to 13 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow doughnuts to rest five minutes before inverting onto wire rack to cool completely before glazing. Repeat baking process with remaining batter.

For the glaze: In a medium bowl whisk together butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.  Add 2 tablespoons of milk and vanilla.  Whisk to combine. Mixture may be thick. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until glaze is thick but still pourable. Dip each doughnut into chocolate glaze.  Shake off some of the excess glaze. Return to wire rack and sprinkle with color jimmies.  Allow to rest for the frosting to harden slightly. Makes 8-10 doughnuts, depends on how full you fill the molds and how much batter you eat!

Original recipe from joythebaker.com.

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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

I believe this is the first time I have ever used a cookies recipe that uses oil. I was curious. The end result is delicious, slightly crisp as you bite into it, then a tender chewy cookie on the inside. Simply yummy!

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

2½ cups flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup white chips
1 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with silpats or parchment. Stir together flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, cream butter, oil, sugar, and brown sugar with electric mixer. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mix well. Stir in butterscotch chips, white chips, and coconut. Drop by scoopfuls onto prepared baking sheets, press down slightly. Bake 9-10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.

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Mini Wedding Cupcakes

My daughters and I had a fun day baking together to make these mini cupcakes for their best friend’s wedding reception. Oh how I wish my sweet girls lived closer! We have learned to make the most of every second we have together and time in the kitchen talking and laughing is some of the best quality time there is.

Mini Wedding Cupcakes

Mini Wedding Cupcakes 1

Mini Wedding Cupcakes 2

My girls are the two lovelies on the right.

My girls are the two on the far right.

White Wedding Cake Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1¹/3 cups water
2 Tbl oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
2 egg whites

Preheat oven to 325°. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans (makes approx 80 mini or 36 regular).  In large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour, sugar and salt. Stir together water, oil, vanilla, sour cream, and egg white. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients and beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes, or until well blended. Scoop batter into prepared cups, filling 3/4 full. Bake 15 minutes for mini cupcakes, 18 for regular size cupcakes. Frost completely cooled cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Batter can be baked as 13″x9″ cake or 8″x8″/9″x9″ layer cake. Recipe from recipegirl.com.

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Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls

A little change from buttercream or cream cheese frosting on cinnamon rolls – peanut butter cream frosting! Why not? Yum!

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Roll Dough:
1¼ cups warm water
2½ tsp (1 pkt) dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbl oil
3½ – 4 cups flour
1½ tsp salt

In mixer bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water.  Add sugar, oil, and 1 cup flour.  Mix until well combined.  Add remaining flour and salt.  Knead.  Let rise until doubled.

Cinnamon Filling:
1/4 butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbl cinnamon

Mix sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in small bowl.

Roll out dough to 24″×8″ rectangle.  Spread softened butter over dough and sprinkle cinnamon sugar filling over dough.  Roll from long end to long end, pinch seam.  Cut into 12 – 2″ rounds (I use thread, place under dough, cross ends over and pull quickly through dough), put in sprayed 13″×9″ or 15′x10″ pan.  Cover and let rise until doubled.  Bake in preheated 375° oven for 15-20 minutes.  Frost with peanut butter cream frosting.

Peanut Butter Cream Frosting:
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
milk

Mix powdered sugar into peanut butter, add enough milk to make desired frosting consistency.  Spread over cinnamon rolls as they come from the oven.

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Sun Dried Tomato, Basil and Feta Scones

A savory scone, perfect with salad or soup, brunch along side an omelet, or an afternoon snack. Quick to stir together and look at those pretty babies! Recipe from abigmouthful.com.

Sun Dried Tomato Basil & Feta Scones

3 cups flour
2 Tbl baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
8 Tbl cold butter, cut into pieces
1¼ cup buttermilk
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
3/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, well drained, roughly chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

Preheat oven to 400°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpats. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Gently mix buttermilk, feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes and basil into dry mixture, just until comes together, do not overmix. Turn out onto lightly floured surface, divide in half. Roll each half into 7″ diameter circle, about 1″ thick. Cut each circle into 8 triangles. Place on prepared pans. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until they are puffed and browned on top.

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies

These cookies make me happy. Try them and have a happy day!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies

3/4 cup oats
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar with electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixer, and mix just until combined. Stir in M&Ms. Drop large scoop of batter onto cookie sheet, press down just a bit. Bake for 9-10 minutes, do not overbake.

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Individual Coconut Custard Pies

Is it old fashioned to love custard? If it is, then call me old fashioned! I love custard, the texture, the flavor…add coconut, put it in a flaky pastry and it’s perfect! This recipe can be made into one 8″ or 9″ pie, I wanted to use my little individual pie plates I received from one of my daughters. The only problem I can see here is the guilt you feel when you realise you are only one individual who just ate two individual pies! Oops!

Individual Coconut Custard Pies

Individual Coconut Custard Pies 1   Individual Coconut Custard Pies 2

Single Pie Pastry recipe
1 cup half & half (can use milk)
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
2 eggs, beaten
1 egg, separated
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
2 Tbl flour
pinch of salt
2 Tbl butter, melted, cooled
nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375°. Stir half & half and coconut together in large bowl, set aside. Roll out pastry, cut into six circles, fit into six individual pie plates, set on baking sheet, and set aside. Add the 2 beaten eggs plus the 1 egg yolk (will use the 1 egg white in a minute), and vanilla to the milk/coconut mixture, stir until combined. Stir in sugar, flour, salt, and cooled melted butter. Brush inside of each pastry shell with egg white. Distribute filling evenly into each of the six prepared pastries (approximately 1/2 cup). Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake 20-25 minutes, until golden on top. Cool, then refrigerate. Serve with whipped cream if desired. *Can be made into one 8″ or 9″ pie.
Recipe comes from boymeetsbowl.

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