Friday, September 10, 2010

Grandmother's Sugar Cookies!

Recently I got a recipe from my Nana on her signature sugar cookies, and I've made them before but never did I get such amazing results!! I didn't have a rolling pin so I had to use a long glass that I had then just cut out the shape with the opening of the glass, which worked out pretty well.

The sugar cookies were sooo good, and from the most simple ingredients, making it a very convenient recipe. I'll post the directions on here soon, I just don't have it in front of me! ;]

Look how good they look! Ahh Bree would be proud!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Crowd-Pleasing Oatmeal Cookies!

Decided to bake some delicious oatmeal cookies tonight...from scratch, of course. I found this great recipe online that is so simple, and it includes all of the ingredients that anyone would have so you're not left running to the store for one minor addition.

Here's the recipe from (!


* 1 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 3 cups quick cooking oats
* 1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats and nuts until just blended. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be at least 2 inches apart.
3. Bake for about 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fall is Nearly Here! Time for Autumn Recipes!

I get so excited when I see the leaves start to turn, then soon they'll fall. It's my favorite time of year, especially when I can incorporate my love of the seasons into my cooking! Just because the colors are changing outside, doesn't mean that they can't be the same in your kitchen!

This recipe is for Pumpkin Cookies!

I got this recipe off of from a Ms. Brenda Hyde, and the recipes are FANTASTIC! Bree Hodge would be so pleased with your work.


4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
2 cups quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 can, 16 ounce, solid pack pumpkin
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

*** Feel free to decorate the top anyway you see fit! Sprinkles do always add a nice touch though.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, cinnamon, and salt; set aside. Cream butter, add sugars gradually, beating until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla; mix well. Alternate after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Spread into a pumpkin shape using a thin metal spatula or the back of a large metal spoon. Add a bit more dough to form a stem. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until cookies are firm and browned. Remove and cool on racks. Decorate using your favorite icing and assorted candies. Makes about 32 large cookies.