Alphabet cooking- C is for "cookies" : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

Anyone have any great cookie recipes? Feel free to post your favorites here!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, February 26, 2002


How about a request for one that I think is great - those chocolate- oatmeal refrigerator cookies. I love those, but haven't ever gotten my hands on the recipe!

-- Christine in OK (, February 26, 2002.


Cream together:

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

Add and blend well:

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

Combine separately; blend into creamed mixture:

2 cups flour

3/4 cup cocoa

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Chill slightly, especially if the butter was really soft. You want the dough somewhat stiff, but not like for rolled cookies. Drop by tspfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes. You want to take the cookies out just before they "fall". If you need to let a panful "fall" to find out when that is, don't worry. The fallen ones taste just as yummy:o)

Let set for a minute before removing to wire racks to cool. Meanwhile, mix a batch of filling--half your favourite frosting recipe with a little more icing sugar than what you would use for cakes. I like to make a mint flavoured filling. Make cookie sandwiches with filling in the middle.

I made these for "open dorm night" in college; some of the guys found out about it ahead of time and spread the word among their friends. Needless to say, the cookies didn't last long. Another side note on that night: one of the guys, munching away on a cookie, asked if I had made the quilt on my bed. When I said yes, he commented, "Good cook, sews quilts; yes, I can see her with 10 kids!"

-- Cathy N. (, February 26, 2002.

oreos,, double stuff

-- Stan (, February 26, 2002.


Boil together for five minutes (my son made a note on the card, "at medium, when it starts to boil turn down!!" after he burned a batch):

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/3 cup cocoa

1/3 cup margarine

1/2 cup milk

Remove from heat. Immediately add*:

3 cups oatmeal

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

nuts, optional

Drop by tsp on waxed paper or cookie sheet or spread on cookie sheet to harden and cut into bars.

*My mother, who gave me the recipe, notes that she puts the oats into a large bowl and pours the chocolate stuff over it. Makes a less messy mixing.

-- Cathy N. (, February 26, 2002.

Doomsday cookies, [cause they will last till doomsday]

1 1/4 cup oil, 1 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 teas vanilla, 1 cup whole wheat flour, [ or 1/2 cup wheat and 1/2 cup white flour]1/2 teas. salt, 1/2 teas bakeing soda, 6 oz chocolate chips, 1/2 cup coursely chopped walnuts, or pecans, 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut[ optional] 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal, opps, also 1/2 teas bakeing powder,

Preheat oven 350, cream together all the wet items, sift the dry ingredients, mix altogether, add nuts and oatmeal, If to stiff add a little water, grease cookie sheet, and drop by tablespoons . bake 10 min. or so. Don"t try to brown them. cool and remove from cookie sheet.

-- Irene texas (, February 26, 2002.

Hello Melissa,

"C" is for more than just cookies! "C" is for carrots too!

Sugar Glazed Carrots

Julienne a few carrots after peeling them of course. Make a pocket pouch with aluminum foil and add the carrots a few tablespoons of sugar or honey and a couple a pats of butter. Close pocket pouch and heat in over at 350-375 degrees for about 45 minutes. I usually make this when I am cooking other things in the oven, like a roast or chicken or something like that. Serve hot with entree. This is an excellant way to get my kids to eat carrots

Sincerely, Ernest

-- (, February 27, 2002.

Cathy I am going to try the first recipe you posted, thanks!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, February 27, 2002.

This isn't my favorite cookie but is good and so absurdly simple that anyone can make it (great for kids). The lady who gave me this was telling me about it in the line at the grocery. Before she was done, people were writing it on their grocery sacks, cash-register strips, etc. because no one thought it would work. It does.

Peanutbutter cookies

Combine 1 cup peanutbutter, 1 cup sugar and 1 egg. Beat together. Bake 350 moderate oven until just brown. Good. You can substitute brown or raw sugar and can top each with a chocolate chip or two. They're different, but fun. No mistake, there's no flour.

-- Rosalie (Dee) in IN (, February 27, 2002.

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