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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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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 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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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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Snowball Cookies

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Bake Time:  25 minutes Makes 60 teaspoon-sized cookies Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups peans, finely chopped 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla extract powdered sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar in large mixing bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl frequently, until well mixed (2 to 3 minutes). Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake…

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Mom’s Rolled Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes Chill Time: 1 hour Bake Time:  6-8 minutes Makes 36 cookies Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp lemon extract 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat shortening, butter, sugar, eggs and extracts in a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed. In separate bowl, blend flour, baking powder and salt.…

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Peanut Brittle Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 32 minutes Makes 48 bars Ingredients: Crust 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup butter or margarine Topping 2 cups salted peanuts 1 cup milk chocolate chips 1 jar caramel topping (12.5 ounces) 3 tbsp all-purpose flour Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 15x10x1 inch pan. In a large bowl, mix 2 cups flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt together. Using a…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes Bake Time: 18-20 minutes makes 18 large cookies Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup unsalted butters, softened but still cool 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Directions: Adjust the oven to the upper and lower middle positions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or spray them with non…

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Rugelach Cookies

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Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes makes 48 cookies Ingredients: 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup granulated sugar plus 9 tablespoons 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 brown sugar, packed 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 3/4 cup raisins 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped 1/2 cup apricot or raspberry preserves, pureed in a food processor 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk,…

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Iced Soft Gingerbread Cookies

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Prep Time: 30 minutes Chill Time: 1 hour Bake Time: 15 minutes makes 40 cookies Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup sugar pinch of salt 1 egg 1 tbsp honey 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice 1 tbsp candied lemon peel, finely chopped or lemon zest 1/2 cup grated almonds 3 tbsp milk 4 tbsp butter Ingredients for Icing: 2 large egg whites 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 3 cups powdered sugar Directions: Mix the flour, baking…

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