Monster Cookies

Tweet For Christmas day, there’s nothing like Monster Cookies, the best in over-indulgent cookies. I found the recipe five years ago in Paula Deen & Friends: Living It Up, Southern Style. I made them for the cookie exchange at work that year, and have returned to the recipe whenever I want the perfect treat. Monster […]

Oatmeal Carmelitas

Tweet This recipe comes from someone I worked with at NCTE, Sharon. She brought them to a cookie exchange we had at the office, and I became thoroughly addicted. Oatmeal Carmelitas are the twenty-fourth of my 25 Cookies of Christmas. Ingredients Crust 2 cups all-purpose or unbleached flour 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal 1½ cups brown […]

Pineapple Cookies

Tweet Another cookie from my great grandmother, Pineapple Cookies are a special treat. They’re the kind of old-fashioned cookie that you’re not likely to get unless you can make them yourself. The recipe was passed to us by my mother’s father’s mother, Kate. Pineapple Cookies are the twenty-third of my 25 Cookies of Christmas. Ingredients […]

S’mores Snackin’ Cups

Tweet Want s’mores, but don’t have a campfire handy? This oven-warmed treat is an easy alternative (and a good bit less messy). S’mores Snackin’ Cups, another Girl Scourt recipe, are the twenty-second of my 25 Cookies of Christmas. Ingredients 1 (14-ounce) package graham crackers 6 Herskey’s chocolate bars ½ (10.5-ounce) bag mini-marshmallows Directions Preheat oven […]

Chocolate Chipped Brownies

Tweet On our last trip to Sam’s, I saw a box of cookie mix that inspired me to create this recipe. The cookie was basically part brownie and part chocolate chip cookie, assembled like a marble cake so that each cookie includes a little of each. I thought it would be easy enoug to create […]

English Cookies

Tweet My great-grandmother (my mother’s mother’s mother) made this wonderful cookie and passed the recipe on. Her mother, Mary Brown, came across the ocean from somewhere in England to settle in the United States. We think that is where the name came from. English Cookies are the ninteenth of my 25 Cookies of Christmas. Ingredients […]

German Chocolate Cookie Bars

Tweet German chocolate cake converted to a cookie. German Chocolate Cookie Bars are the eighteenth of my 25 Cookies of Christmas. Ingredients 1 pkg German chocolate cake mix (any brand) 1 stick butter or margarine, melted 2 eggs, beaten ½ cup chopped pecans 1 cup shredded coconut 1 container coconut pecan icing Directions Preheat oven […]

Butter Pecan Cookies

Tweet Butter pecan is another family favorite, and this cookie creates the perfect taste in a snap. Butter Pecan Cookies are the seventeenth of my 25 Cookies of Christmas. Ingredients 1 pkg butter pecan cake mix (any brand) 1 stick butter or margarine, melted 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven to […]

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Tweet I believe you can never have too much chocolate. Through a bit of experimentation, I created this incredibly rich brownie recipe. It works with any box brownie mix. Just choose your favorite and substitute as explained. If you like chocolate, you’ll be pleased with Triple Chocolate Brownies, the sixteenth of my 25 Cookies of […]