Category Archives: Cookies & Bars

Chocolate Drizzled Cherry Bars

We clipped this recipe from a package of Land O’Lakes Unsalted Butter. We haven’t tried it yet, but how you can go wrong with this combination of ingredients?
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Chewy Fruit and Oatmeal Bars

You can’t beat bars for a quick solution to the cookie craving, and this one is both delicious and healthy. The recipe was printed on the back of a Quaker Oats oatmeal container. Every time I make them, I”m asked for the recipe. It’s very versatile — you can use any dried fruit, nuts, and even chocolate chips. Any way you make it, it’s a great, nutritious energy snack.
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Oatmeal Shortbread

If you’re looking for a fast, easy, and delicious shortbread cookie bar, you’ve got to try this! This is one of my mom’s favorites she gives at Christmas time, and has become one of the must-bake holiday cookies I make every year. It’s a very easy and delicious alternative to traditional shortbread. I took it to work where it was gobbled up in no time. Source: Sunset Cookbook of Favorite Recipes.
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Cranberry Lemon Cookies

Cranberry Lemon CookiesThis is a wonderful cookie I discovered more than 10 years ago at the Epicurious Recipe Swap (formerly called Gail’s Recipe Swap). It has become one of the “must have” cookies during the holidays, are often the first to disappear, and look beautiful on a cookie platter. If you are looking for a special cookie for gift giving, a holiday party, or a cookie exchange, give this one a try!
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Gingerbread Men

Front of Hallmark card with recipe This recipe is printed on the inside of a Hallmark Christmas card my grandparents sent to me in 1964. The card included a plastic cookie cutter (like Tupperware, but not) which attached through the slots on the front of the card (shown at right). The cookie recipe was printed on the inside of the card, and the icing recipe was printed on the back. We made the cookies every Christmas almost every year since then. We would decorate them in intricate little outfits — overalls with striped t-shirts, bathing suits, shorts and shirts w/caps, the works! — and hang some of them on the Christmas tree. Our Beagle, “Dilly”, ate the cookies hanging at the bottom of the tree, leaving their heads dangling from the branches.
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