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World’s Best Peanut Butter Cookies

My daughter is obsessed with peanut butter cookies, whenever her best friend comes over which is often they talk me into making peanut butter cookies. According to my daughter’s best friend “I make the best Peanut Butter Cookies.” I will take it, if you want to be know for something that’s something to be known for. Here’s my recipe to the “World’s best peanut butter cookies.” Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2…

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Milkless Eggless Chocolate Cake

This is my mother’s recipe and I can just tell you that I LOVE this recipe. Plus it’s a huge bonus for those of you who can’t have dairy, because there is no dairy in this recipe. I have two different recipe sizes below, you can either make an 8×8 or a 13×9. Depending upon how many people are eating this cake I normally double it, because it goes extremely FAST! Ingredients for 13″x9″ cake pan 3 cups flour 2…

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Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

I love pecans! Especially the candy coated nuts, I’m a sucker for them. But I  have a hard time paying $10 for a tiny bag of them whenever at an expo or basketball game. Especially since you can make your own far less than $10 and have a lot more than what they give you! I buy my pecans and nuts usually in bulk at Costco or Sam’s club. You can get a 2lb bag of pecans for about $10.…

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Apple Crisp

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Ingredients: 7 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup lemon juice Topping ingredients: 1 box yellow cake mix 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup quick oats 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13×9 pan. In a large bowl, gently fold apple slices, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice; dump into prepared pan. Topping: in a large bowl, combine cake mix, brown sugar,…

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Banana Split Cookies

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Ingredients: 1 box white cake mix 1 pkg Banana Instant Pudding (3.4-3.9 oz) 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped 1/4 cup sprinkles Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper Sift cake mix and pudding mix into a large bowl. Add eggs, oil and vanilla extract; stir until smooth. Dough will be thick. Gently fold in cherries and sprinkles. (If desired you can…

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Ingredients: 1 box devil’s food cake mix 3 tbsp brown sugar 1/3 cup oil 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup powdered sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift cake mix into a large bowl to remove lumps. Add brown sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. Roll dough in your hands to make smooth balls; drop each ball into powdered sugar to coat evenly. Place dough balls on cookie sheet…

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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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Ingredients: 1 box devil’s food cake mix 1/2 cup melted butter, cooled 1 tbsp oil 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup milk 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup chocolate chips Peanut butter swirl ingredients: 1/3 cup peanut butter, smooth 1 tbsp powdered sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 pan. (Tip: line the pan with aluminum foil and let it hang over the sides so when the brownie is done cooking. You can use the…

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Caramel Popcorn Nuggets

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Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1 cup light corn syrup 2 cups brown sugar 2 tsp baking soda 15-16 oz bag of Corn Puffs Directions: Heat oven to 250 degrees. Pour the corn puffs into a bowl, if you don’t have a big enough bowl, you may need two or three bowls. Over medium-high heat, melt the butter, corn syrup and sugar. Make sure the sugar dissolves and bring to a slight boil. Add the baking soda until it’s foamy and…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 3 Tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. With a hand mixer,  cream together the peanut butter, butter, white sugar and brown sugar until blended.  Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt…

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Black Forest Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes

Ingredients: Cupcakes 1 box devil’s food cake mix 3 eggs 1/2 cup oil 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract Whipped Cream Topping: 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 pkg instant white chocolate mousse pudding mix (3.4-3.9 oz) Cherry Filling: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 cup cherries, pitted and roughly chopped Chocolate Ganache: 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1 cup chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans…

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Eggnog Cookies

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My husband came home telling me one of his co-workers made the best cookies. I went hunting for the recipe and found it online. So I made it with a little bit of changes. The recipe which I was using only made 8 cookies, when you have 6 kids, 8 cookies isn’t enough! Especially when my husband said he could eat 8 cookies all by himself! So I adapted the recipe for my family and also to make it a…

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Toffee Crunch Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time:  15 minutes Makes 42 cookies Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 bag toffee candy bits (8-10 oz bag) 1 cup oatmeal 1 cup sweetened flake coconut 1 cup whole almonds, skinned and chopped Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Cream together the butters, sugars, and vanilla. Beat the eggs, slightly; then…

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Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes Bake Time:  10 minutes Makes 26 cookies Ingredients: 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup shortening 1 large egg yolk 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 large egg white 1 cup pecans, finely chopped 6 tablespoons jam (any flavor) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolk in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with…

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Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time:  20 minutes Makes 12 cookies Ingredients: 1 cup old-fashioned oats 3/4 cup flaked coconut 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 9 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 tsp baking soda 2 tablespoons boiling water 1 tsp maple extract 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped (optional) Directions: Heat oven to 300 degrees, line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and set aside. In…

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Meringue Drops

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Bake Time: 2 hours 30 minutes Makes 36 meringues Ingredients: 4 egg whites, at room temperature 2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 drop food coloring, if desired (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a metal or glass mixing bowl, whip egg whites with an electric mixer, until foamy. Gradually add in sugar, while continuing to whip at medium speed. When stiff peaks form, add vanilla and whip…

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