Monthly Archives: February 2010

Root Beer Cookies

A recipe for a cakey, root beer flavored cookie with luscious root beer icing.
Source: A neighbor, Angela Jeo, who tells me she got it from the LDS Jordan River Temple.

Yield: 5-6 dozen

I’ve been anxious to try this recipe since my friend Angela sent it to me over Facebook a few weeks ago. Once again, I can tell you that I have never found a cookie recipe with buttermilk in it that I didn’t love, and this is no exception.

The recipe is pretty simple, but if you don’t keep root beer concentrate in your pantry, you will have to plan ahead.

Butter or Shortening, part 2: A Science Experiment

My daughter did this experiment for her science fair project, and I decided to steal her work and publish it on my blog. We recently had a chat about how the world is not fair, so I’m sure she will be fine with it!

First, she made a batch of chocolate chip cookies using shortening. The recipe came, I think, from the chocolate chip bag. I’ll reproduce it here, just in the interest of clarity.


A super-easy and quick recipe for homemade Oreos, with customizable frosting to suit your taste.

Source: as with so many of my best recipes, this one came from my Grandmother.

Yield: about 4 dozen unfrosted, or 2 dozen small sandwiched cookies.

What a dilemma I found myself in this week. After my last post,Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies, I was left with a fair amount of peanut butter frosting in my fridge. What to do? What to do? I just couldn’t bring myself to let all that sweet, peanuty loveliness go to waste. The solution? Oreos, of course!!

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Peanut Butter Sandwich

My most requested cookie recipe to date! Peanut butter cookies sandwiched with peanut butter frosting. The little neighbor girl said, “I can’t stop thinking about those cookies!”

Source: Our Best Bites website, linked below. My neighbor sent me the link. Thanks a lot, Jen!

Yield: 5-6 dozen regular cookies, or 2.5 – 3 sandwiches. Unless you like the raw dough, then make that 2 dozen sandwiches.

Oh joy, oh rapture!! The admittedly un-sophisticated crowd I asked for opinions of this cookie gave it an average score of 12 out of 10. (Most of them were younger than 12 years old.) I have to agree, though; they are seriously amazing.

My friend sent me this link, which is where I found the recipe. You can also find a link to Our Best Bites on my right sidebar. I’ll give you the recipe here, too, just for kicks.

Maple Frosted Cookies

A recipe for a simple maple cookie frosted with maple frosting.

Source: Food Network .com, link below. Recipe provided by Dennis Brady, and apparently part of Emeril’s cookie contest show.

Yield: 3-4 dozen

It has been years since I have experienced such an epic failure in cookie making. It was quite disheartening, to tell you the truth. But I have decided to learn from my mistakes, and share my *ahem* wisdom with you.

Honestly, these Maple Cookies sounded great when I first saw the recipe on Food Network. I love those maple donuts, so maple cookies sounded like a natural choice. Plus, it is a little unusual, something you don’t have everyday. I kind of like standing out, so it totally appealed to me.

Chocolate – Chocolate Chip


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A recipe for a soft, chocolaty cookie with chocolate chips and white chocolate chips, and a secret ingredient… cloves!

Source: Food Network .com, creator unknown, link below.

Yield: about 3 dozen

I found this recipe just recently on the Food Network website. I was pretty excited because they look pretty darn chocolaty, and frankly, that always makes me happy.

I read the ingredients before I went to the store, but frankly, I was a little depressed when I started making the cookies and realized I had messed up. I am way too sick of quick grocery store trips to make another one, so I made do. But more on that later.

Coconut Crispies

A recipe for an unusual cookie made with Corn Flakes and coconut.

Source: My husband’s family has been making these for a long time.

Yield: about 4 dozen


This is another unusual recipe I inherited when I married my husband. His family has made this cookie for decades, and I have never seen anything like it anywhere else. I mean, it’s not every day you come across a cookie with corn flakes in it, right?