Muddy Buddies

Tweet We first encountered this chocolatey snack mix at Girl Scout camp, many years ago. These days you can buy a bag of Chex-branded Muddy Buddies in the store, but it’s not quite the same as making it yourself. Since it’s a Girl Scout camp recipe, it’s kid-friendly. Expect a fun, chocolatey mess and giggles! […]

Banana Boats

Tweet I don’t really need a recipe for Banana Boats. I’ve been making them at camp since I was a Junior Girl Scout. This recipe from the April 2011 issue of All You (original here), however, includes instructions for cooking the treat in the oven. An option for Banana Boats that doesn’t require me to […]

S’mores Cookies Bars

Tweet A recipe from the May 2011 issue of All You (original here). The note with the recipe explains, “Graham cracker crumbs, marshmallow topping, and milk chocolate chips baked into a bar is a fun twist on this iconic graham cracker dessert.” Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon baking […]

Peanut Butter Oat Bites

Tweet A recipe from the April 2011 issue of All You (original here). The note with the recipe explains, “These delicious treats are best served with a tall glass of milk.” That’s true of most cookies though. Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons honey […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]