Dirt Cake

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted or softened 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar 3-1/2 cups milk 2 (3.5 oz) packages instant vanilla pudding 12 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 (16 or 19 oz) package chocolate sandwich cookies with creme filling (Oreo cookies) Directions: Place Oreos in a food processor; processContinue reading “Dirt Cake”

Russian Teacakes (Sandies)

1 cup butter (or margarine), room temperature 1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus additional for rolling) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour (fluff before measuring) 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla. Blend flour and salt, and blend into butter mixture. StirContinue reading “Russian Teacakes (Sandies)”

Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup margarine, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup wheat germ 2 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned) 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 cup raisins Directions: Preheat ovenContinue reading “Oatmeal Cookies”

Peanut Choco-Oatmeal Cookies

2-1/2 cups crunch peanut butter 1/2 cup canola oil 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups oats (old-fashioned or quick) 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups chocolate chips Granulated sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix peanut butter, oil, and brown sugarContinue reading “Peanut Choco-Oatmeal Cookies”

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup rolled oats (I’m guessing this can be substituted with oatmeal.) 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup white baking morselsContinue reading “Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies”

Quick Caramel Crunch

15 graham crackers 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup chopped nuts (slivered almonds, pecans, or walnuts) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place graham crackers in a single layer on rimmed baking sheet. Fill in gaps with pieces of broken crackers. Melt butter and brown sugar in a sauce pan.Continue reading “Quick Caramel Crunch”

Micaela’s Nirvana Bars

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 9 full graham cracker sheets, crushed into coarse crumbs 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 1 cup chopped raw walnuts or pecans 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips 1 cup sweetened shredded or flaked coconut 7 ounces sweetened condensed milkContinue reading “Micaela’s Nirvana Bars”

Lemon Bars Deluxe

2 cups and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, separated 1/2 cup (plus extra) powdered sugar 1 cup butter, softened 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups granulated sugar 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cut in butter. Press into 9x13x2-inchContinue reading “Lemon Bars Deluxe”

Peach Crumb Bars

3 cups and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, separated 1 cup and 1 cup granulated sugar, separated 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon and 1/4 teaspoon salt, separated 1 cup unsalted butter (cold) 1 egg, lightly beaten 5 cups diced peaches (about 7 peaches, peeled) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon groundContinue reading “Peach Crumb Bars”

Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars

1/2 cup margarine or butter 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 can (14 oz) Eagle Brand Sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 oz package butterscotch flavored chips 1 can (3-1/2 oz) flaked coconut (1-1/3 cups) 1 cup chopped walnuts Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 degreesContinue reading “Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars”