Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These little peanutty balls of goodness will put a smile on your face, guaranteed! 1/2 cup organic crunchy peanut butter (honestly, use whatever you have) 2 Tbsp toasted flax seed (not a game changer if you don’t have) 1 cup raw oats (not quick oats – just your basic rolled oats) 1/4 cup honey 1/4…

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Once again my affinity for cranberries has taken over a perfectly good recipe for chocolate chip cookies!  These will blow your mind! Yield:  3-4 dozen cookies (depending on size) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1/2…

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

This started as my Absolutely Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe….and ended like this: Yield:  3-4 dozen cookies (depending on size) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup white…

Laura’s Cranberry Bliss Bars

My love for cranberries would, of course, dictate that I have a recipe for Starbuck’s Cranberry Bliss Bars.  This recipe is a culmination of several recipes already out there.  I deleted things I don’t like the taste of, added things I do like the taste of and changed measurements on the rest!  I hope you…

Absolutely Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

It has taken me years to get this one right. Yield:  3-4 dozen cookies (depending on size) 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate…

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

This is a modified Toll House recipe.  Definitely a family favorite. Yield:  3-4 dozen cookies (depending on size) 1 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups quick oats 5 1/2…

Grandma Sophie’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I recently found out that this awesome recipe originated with my grandmother.  So, of course I had to give her the credit.  Thank you Gramma for many years of yummy cookie munching!    Enjoy, from our family to yours! Yield:  3 dozen cookies 1 chocolate cake mix 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup…

Whoopie Pies

I have been making Whoopie Pies, using this recipe, for over 26 years.  There are a lot of recipes for these little babies out there with numerous flavor variations but I always gravitate back to this one.  So good! For cakes: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon…

Caramellow Cookie Bars

These are gooey and crazy good.   3/4 cup of butter, melted 3 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar 2 cups chocolate chips 1/2 cup peanut butter chips 1 cup mini marshmallows (if I have regular size marshmallows on hand I use them, just pull them into four pieces each and drop onto…