I came across cookies like these at the store recently and I wasn't willing to spend nearly four dollars for 12 cookies. In my house, they would be gone so fast it wouldn't be worth the cost. Just across from the cookies was a seasonal baking display filled with all sort of baking goods including cake mixes at a great sale price. I decided I could make those same cookies using my favorite cake mix cookie recipe, and I was right. The store version costs about 30 cents each and my homemade version is about 15 cents apiece.
The 4th of July is just around the corner and I can't wait to get started on all manner of tri-colored treats. One 4th Party we held that I particularly liked was one where each food was theme-related. We had it later in the evening, desserts only, and then we gathered for the fireworks.
Everyone had a terrific time. The women asked how each dish was made, the men ate like animals (as usual) and the kids kept going on about how "cuuuute" everything was. The pièce de résistance however, wasn't food at all; it was the fireworks. We lived on the side of a mountain that overlooked the city and the spot where the fireworks were set off. We all sat back in comfy chairs and watched the display from the perfect vantage point.
This year will most likely be just us, but I still love to show-off a little for my family. This dessert is simple and pretty and everyone likes it. We serve it with a choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and there's never any left.
These fun cookies are a version of my grandmother's. They originally call for shortening, but in the face of all that is known about trans fats these days, I opted for butter this time. We usually make these cookies pink. These are the best go-with for ice cream and I think chocolate chip mint or pistachio would be great for St. Pat's.
Bursting with oats and chocolate chips, these flavor-packed cookies are an irresistible treat for kids, whether you customize them with special ingredients or stick to the delicious basics.
Kids of all ages will love these perfectly chewy treats.
These kid-friendly treats have just the right balance of sweetness and spice.
Kids can help make these irresistible chocolate chip cookies, and with decorative wrapping, they're a great homemade holiday gift.
Delicious pecan crispies taste like the pie but are so much easier to make. It's time to dust off this recipe, no matter how much it embarrasses you, because there's nothing like it. Sometimes the new retro is the old retro.
Frances Van Vynckt, 78, combined dates, toasted rice cereal
and coconut into an easy no-bake treat that won EatingWells
2008 cookie contest.
Registered Dietitian Mary LaRock flavored these phyllo
rolls with orange and dark chocolate for a winning cookie that
will be a lovely addition to any holiday cookie platter.