Archive | Cookies RSS feed for this section

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Drop Cookies

7 Nov

When I was a kid my mom would make these delicious no bake cookies during the holidays.  They did not last long around us kids so she would double up on the recipe.  The recipe calls for simple ingredients  such as oatmeal, peanut butter and cocoa!

Preparation:

Place Parchment Paper or Foil on a cookie Sheet

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk (can use soy or almond)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (I like Hershey’s)
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups of quick cooking oats
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, butter, milk, vanilla  and cocoa in medium saucepan
  2. Cook over med heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and cool for about 1 minute
  4. Add the peanut butter, stir to blend.
  5. Add Oats and mix well
  6.  Quickly drop mixture by spoon or cookie scoop onto the parchment paper or foil lined cookie sheet
  7. Cool completely
  8. Store the cookies in a container  in the Refrigerator.
  9. Or you can freeze for later!  (they taste great frozen)

ENJOY!20191011_234904 insta and FB

 

Italian Anise Cookies

10 Dec

 

 

I love making  these cake-like Italian cookies with Anise during the holidays.  They bring back fond memories of baking in the kitchen with my mother when I was a little girl.  These cookies taste good frosted or plain and what’s even better is dipping them in coffee!  Enjoy!

 

Susan T's Kitchen

Susan T’s Kitchen

 

Ingredients For The Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1/2 cup of sugar ( I like sugar in the raw)
  • 3/4 cup applesauce or 3 large eggs (if you want no eggs in your cookies use 1/4 cup applesauce per egg)
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of non-dairy milk (rice dream, almond dream, soy milk) or you can use regular milk

 Ingredients For The Icing

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons non dairy milk or regular milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon anise extract

Directions For Cookies

  1. Pre-heat  oven to 350.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the applesauce 1/4 cup at a time, or the eggs  one at a time, mixing after each and last add the anise extract.
  4. In a separate bowl mix flour and baking powder.
  5. Add 1/3  at a time of the dry ingredients to the butter sugar mixture.
  6. Mix and then add 1 tablespoon of milk.
  7. Add another 1/3  of the dry ingredients and 1 tablespoon of milk – mix.
  8. Add the remaining dry mixture and milk , mix until the dough is soft like drop cookie dough.
  9. If needed add more flour.
  10. Use a cookie scooper to make simple round drop cookies. Or a spoon.
  11.  Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, do not allow to brown, so the insides will be soft and cake like.
  12. Use a toothpick to check.
  13. Remove and allow to cool.

Directions For The Icing   

  1. Mix sugar, milk beverage and Anise extract to make a sugar glaze.
  2. When cookie is cool enough spread the icing on top.
  3. Allow the icing to harden on the cookies and then store in air-tight containers or freeze.
  4. Hint…they taste good frozen!

 

I love dipping these cookies in coffee!

Italian Anise Cookies

 

 

 

 

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

13 Jan

This recipe is a favorite  in my family.  It is a much  healthier cookie made  with no eggs or dairy and using Instant Oats.  The banana replaces the eggs and adds a delicious hint of banana flavor to the cookie!  You can freeze 1/2 the batch for future use.  Just roll out the dough into a log,  and  place in a container to freeze.  When you are ready to use it,  thaw the cookie dough, slice and bake!

  • 1 cup of margarine
  • 1 cup sugar in the raw
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached white flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups Instant oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Cream the margarine and sugars until fluffy.  Add the mashed banana and mix well. 
  • Add the sifted flour, baking soda and salt stirring into the margarine mixture.
  • Add the Oats and chocolate chips to the mixture.
  • Drop from a teaspoon approximately 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet or lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • Remove and cool on a cooling rack.
Photo by: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

%d bloggers like this: