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”

Pretzel Salad

2 cups coarsely crushed pretzels 2 tablespoons and 3/4 cup granulated sugar, separated 3/4 cup margarine, melted 8 oz low-fat cream cheese, softened 8 oz whipped topping 6 oz package strawberry gelatin 2 cups boiling water 2 cups frozen strawberries Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix pretzels, 2 tablespoons sugar, and margarine. Press intoContinue reading “Pretzel Salad”

Fruit Pizza

(Granny’s Note: I made this for bible school–kids loved it.) 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup margarine, softened 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup powdered sugar, separated 8 oz low-fat cream cheese 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Fruit (use your favorites; strawberries, peaches, bananas, apricots) 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch Directions:Continue reading “Fruit Pizza”

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”

Sauce (for Fruit)

(Granny’s Note: Use for topping for fresh, frozen, or canned fruit) 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/3 cup orange juice 3/4 cup whipped topping Directions: Combine sugar and flour. Add eggs and juices. Cook over medium heat until thick. Cool. Stir inContinue reading “Sauce (for Fruit)”

White Chocolate Haystacks

12 oz white chocolate morsels 1/2 cup tahini or almond butter 11 ounces slivered almonds 2 cans (5 oz each; 10 oz total) chow mein noodles 1 cup coconut flakes 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt Directions: Place morsels and tahini in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on medium-high 1 minute. Stir until melted. Stir in almonds, chowContinue reading “White Chocolate Haystacks”

Butterscotch Haystacks

11 oz bag butterscotch morsels 1/2 cup peanut butter 2 cans (5 oz each; 10 oz total) chow mein noodles 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 to 1 cup small marshmallows Directions: Place morsels and peanut butter in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on medium-high for 1 minute. Stir until melted. Stir in chow mein noodles andContinue reading “Butterscotch Haystacks”

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”