Monthly Archives: January 2010

Peanut Butter Stuffed

A recipe for a peanut butter cookie stuffed with dark chocolate and peanut butter filling, and rolled in sugar and cinnamon.

Source: The Clumbsy Cookie blog, the Cookie Madness blog, and the Pillsbury website. The links are included below.

Yield: about 3 1/2 dozen


Oh, how I love a peanut butter cookie. I love peanut butter in just about anything, even (and maybe especially) ice cream. Yum. The other day, I found this fabulous recipe on this really fun cookie blog called The Clumbsy Cookie. All I did was look at the pictures, and I was in love. So, I was pretty excited to try them, I don’t mind telling you.

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Chocolate Frosted

A recipe for a cakey chocolate cookie with chocolate frosting.  This one is an heirloom in my family.

Source: My mom got the recipe from her aunt, who it seems learned it from her mother, who got it from who knows where?

Yield: about 3 dozen

When I started this blog, my mom told me about her favorite cookie from her childhood. Apparently, her grandmother used to make these chocolate frosted cookies, and my mom remembers loving their cakey texture and frosting. Who wouldn’t? My mom had to call her aunt for the recipe, and I for one, am glad she did. Now that I have made the cookie myself, I almost cannot forgive Mom for not making this cookie when I was a child!

Chocolate Chip

A recipe for the best chocolate chip cookie I have ever had!  It’s made with butter, so it’s hard to go wrong.

Yield: about 3 dozen


I remember the day my friend told me about this recipe. She urged me to go to Alton Brown‘s website and find this particular recipe. Being the Alton Brown fan that I am, I found and tried the recipe right away. At that time, the recipe had 525 reviews and 5 out of 5 stars. Today, 661 reviews and still 5 stars. Did anyone rate it less than 5 stars? I doubt it. I personally can’t see how they could do it. It is hands-down the best chocolate chip cookie I have ever tasted. And I have tasted a lot of chocolate chip cookies.


A great recipe for a classic Snickerdoodle cookie.

Source: My grandma. I have no idea where she got it.

Yield: 4-5 dozen

This past Christmas saw some rather pathetic Snickerdoodles at our family gatherings. Mine turned out too gooey and underdone. My mother-in-law’s turned out too crispy. I somehow think that making Snickerdoodles is something of an art form. It doesn’t seem like a tough cookie to make, but it has only rarely produced results that have made me happy.

I recently tried this new recipe. (New to me, that is.) My Grandma sent it to me, and gave it good reviews. (She also sent a recipe for Molasses Snickerdoodles that I can’t wait to try!) I think this one is better than the recipe I made last Christmas, but I still wasn’t super happy with the results. I don’t think it’s the recipe, though. I think it’s the baker.

No Bake Cookies

A recipe for a very quick and easy no bake cookie, in chocolate or peanut butter.

Source: I have no idea. I’ve been making these since I was a kid, and so has everyone else I know.

Yield: about 4-5 dozen cookies

I asked my kids what kind of dessert they wanted, and two of them voted for no-bake cookies. I was surprised. They always seem so, I don’t know, mundane or something. It’s like they’re not a real cookie. But, sometimes quick and easy is a nice change, so I went for it.

The truly nice thing about this cookie is that you can make it very quickly on the stove, and it never goes in the oven at all. Hence the name, no-bake. Frankly, I feel a little silly making this post at all, since I’m sure all of you made this cookie at some point in time, and it was probably back when you were 10 years old.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

A recipe for a classic cookie with a little bit of everything in it!

Source: Karl Wilson, a friend and neighbor.

Yield: about 4-5 dozen cookies

I should call this post “A Failed Experiment in Kitchen Sink Cookies.” They did not turn out at all like I wanted. I was supremely disappointed.

Our neighbor, Karl, makes these cookies, and I first fell in love with them when his wife gave me one. They are possibly the best cookies I have ever had. They have a little bit of everything in them. Karl didn’t have a name for them, or a recipe, for that matter, so, consequently, I have dubbed them the Kitchen Sink Cookie.

Graham Cracker Pudding

A recipe for an unusual frozen dessert made from graham crackers and pineapple and topped with whipped cream.

Source: My husband’s grandmother used to make this every Christmas. It seems no one in the family has any idea where she got the recipe. It is the most unique dessert I have ever come across! It is not too sweet, which is sometimes a nice change from the ordinary.

Yield: 2 logs

This is my favorite inherited recipe from my husband’s family. I like to think it describes them perfectly. They are the Norwegian-Wyoming-Lutheran-Farmer types, for whom life requires a lot of hard work, and is never too sweet. On the bright side, this recipe requires no baking, so you can eat it as soon as it chills a bit.

If you have ever eaten this before, or even heard of it, I beg you to drop me a line. I would love to know what you know about it, even if it is next to nothing.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

A recipe for a classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

Source: This is another cookie I have been eating since birth. I’m pretty sure my mom got it from the oatmeal carton at some point.

Yield: about 4-5 dozen

I like to refer to these as my “award winning” cookies, and I also like to think that they deserve it. Does it really matter the circumstances of the award? Okay, I’ll tell you anyway. I think I was about 10 or 12 years old. I was in 4H. I entered them in the county fair and won an honorable mention. The judges told me they were a little too dry and crumbly. I disagreed.

This is a fabulous everyday cookie. I have never met the person who didn’t like it. (With the possible exception of one friend, who told me that oats made him “so regular.” Arguably, though, this did not mean he did not enjoy the flavor!) The recipe is pretty predictable, except that it calls for water, which is a touch unusual.