Category: Dessert

Ackley Family Peanut Butter Bars

Ingredients 1 1⁄2 C softened butter 1 1⁄2 C brown sugar 1 1⁄2 C white sugar 4 eggs 1 1⁄2 C peanut butter 1 1⁄2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla 3 C white flour 3 C oats Instructions Mix all ingredients except flour and oats, then add flour and oats. Spread onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.

Applesauce Brownies

Ingredients ½ C margarine 2 C sugar 2 tsp vanilla 4 eggs 2⁄3 C applesauce 1 ¼ C flour 3 heaping Tbsp cocoa 1 tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder Instructions Mix and pour into well-oiled pan and bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes. When cool, frost with thin layer of mint frosting. When that is dry frost with chocolate frosting.

Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients 1 pie crust 4 oz cream cheese ½ cup cool whip – base ½ cup powdered sugar 1 large banana 1 box banana pudding ½ cup sour cream 1 cup milk 1 cup cook whip – filling Instructions Mix cream cheese, ½ cup cool whip, and powdered sugar. Place in the bottom of the crust. Slice bananas and place on top. Mix banana pudding, sour cream, and milk.

Blonde Brownies

Ingredients 1 C brown sugar 1 C white sugar 1 cube butter 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 C flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 pkg chocolate chips or raisins Instructions Mix sugars and butter well. Add eggs and vanilla and mix. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake in oiled 9x13 pan for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Blueberry Cranberry Pie

Ingredients 1⁄2 small orange (including peel), seeded and quar-tered 1 (12 oz) pkg fresh or frozen cranberries 4 Cups (about 20 oz) fresh or frozen blueberries 1⁄2 tsp salt 1 2⁄3 Cups sugar 3 Tbsp cornstarch Instructions Coarsely grind the orange in a food processor or blender and put in a large saucepan. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and sugar is dissolved, about 4-6 minutes.

Cake Mix Cookies

Ingredients 1 box cake mix 1 egg ¼ cup flour 1⁄3 cup water 1⁄3 cup oil chocolate chips (raisins, nuts, etc.) Instructions Combine ingredients and back at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Caramel Corn

Ingredients ¾ C white sugar ¾ C brown sugar ½ C Karo syrup ¼ C water 1⁄8 tsp cream of tartar 1 cube margarine 1 tsp baking soda. popcorn (2 poppers) Instructions Cook all ingredients except baking soda and popcorn to soft ball stage. Add baking soda and stir. Pour over popped corn. May add peanuts and coconut if desired.

Caramel Fudge

Ingredients 3 C sugar 1 can evaporated milk ¾ C margarine 1 pkg. chocolate chips 30 caramels 7 oz marshmallow creme 1 tsp vanilla Instructions Boil sugar, evaporated milk, margarine, and chocolate chips 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add caramels, marshmallow creme, and vanilla. Pour into buttered pan.


Ingredients 2 C sugar 1 C Karo syrup ½ lb (2 cubes) margarine 2 C evaporated milk 1 tsp vanilla nuts (if desired) Instructions Bring sugar, Karo syrup, margarine, and 1 C evaporated milk to a boil. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off heat and slowly add an additional 1 C evaporated milk. Cook to firm ball, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and nuts, if desired.

Cheese Cake

Ingredients 1 can evaporated milk 1 pkg lemon jello 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 cup boiling water 1 12 oz cream cheese 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 pkg graham crackers Instructions Let cream cheese get to room temperature Chill evaporated milk for 1 hour (in freezer) Crush graham crackers and line 9x13 pan Dissolve Jello in hot water Add lemon juice to jello/water mix Cool Jello/water mix until egg white thickness (should be cool) Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla Whip milk until fluffy (about 3 min, 30 seconds) Slowly add cream cheese, sugar, vanilla to fluffy milk Slowly add jello mixture Dump on crushed graham crackers

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 1 C margarine ¾ C sugar ¾ C brown sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ C flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 tsp water 1 tsp vanilla 2 C oatmeal chocolate chips, raising, or nuts, if desired Instructions Mix and drop on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 11 minutes.

Choco Taffy Chewies

Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1⁄2 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1⁄2 cup molasses 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup rolled oats (wheat flakes) 1 pkg chocolate chips 1 cup coconut Instructions Cream the butter, sugar, molasses, egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Chocolate Coconut Bars

Ingredients 1 C sugar 1⁄3 C margarine 1 1⁄3 C coconut 2 eggs 1 ½ C flour 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp nutmeg 1 pkg chocolate chips Instructions Bake in 9x13 pan about 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

requires time to chill batter Ingredients ½ cup oil 4 squares unsweetened chocolate 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 cup powdered sugar Instructions Mix oil, chocolate, and granulated sugar. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to oil mixture. Chill several hours or over night.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Ingredients ½ C margarine ½ C vegetable oil 1 ¾ C sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla ½ C milk mixed with 1 tsp lemon juice 2 ½ C flour 4 Tbsp cocoa ½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp cloves 2 C diced or shredded zucchini ¼ C chocolate chips for top Instructions Mix and put in oiled 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.

Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients 3 C scalded milk 1 cube melted margarine 2 eggs ¾ C sugar 1 tsp salt 1 C mashed potatoes 3 Tbsp yeast about 7 ½ C flour butter cinnamon sugar raisins, if desired Instructions Combine milk, margarine, eggs, sugar, salt, and potatoes. Cool slightly and add yeast. Mix thoroughly. Raise. Roll, spread with butter, and sprinkle on sugar and cinnamon. Add raisins if desired. Roll up and cut.

Cranberry Cake with Warm Vanilla Butter Sauce

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup milk 2 cups fresh cranberries Sauce 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 1 cup cream or half-and-half 2 teaspoon vanilla extract Candied Cranberries 1 cup water 1 cup sugar remaining cranberries 1-2 cups Instructions Preheat your oven to 350.

Cranberry Cherry Pie

Ingredients double pie crust 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed ¾ cup sugar 2 Tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1⁄8 tsp ground allspice 2 Tbsp butterscotch1 tsp milk 1 Tbsp coarse sugar Instructions Line a 9 inch pie plate with bottom pastry and trim to 1 inch beyond edge of plate. Combine pie filling, cranberries, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, cinnamon, and allspice.

Cranberry-Pear Pie

Ingredients pie crust 3 large pears; peeled, cored, and sliced 1 ½ C fresh or frozen cranberries (about 5 oz) ¾ C sugar ½ C dried cranberries (about 3 oz) 2 Tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp grated lemon zest ½ tsp ground ginger 1 Tbsp milk Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one of the dough halves to a 12 ½ inch round.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients 3 oz cream cheese (softened) 1 cube butter (softened) 1 tsp vanilla 16 oz powdered sugar Instructions Mix together, adding milk if necessary to get to spreading consistency.

Danish Dessert

Ingredients 1 box white cake mix 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese 1 C powdered sugar ½ C milk 1 pkg Danish dessert fruit Instructions Bake cake mix as per directions in large cookie pan. Cool. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk. Spread on cake. Set in freezer for 30 minutes. Prepare Danish dessert as per directions with fruit and spread on top. Chill and serve.

Dutch Apple Pie

Pie Crust 5 1⁄2 Cups peeled, cored, sliced cooking apples 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup granulated sugar 1⁄4 Cup brown sugar, packed 3 Tbsp flour 1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon 1⁄4 tsp nutmeg Topping 3⁄4 Cup flour 1⁄4 Cup granulated sugar 1⁄4 Cup brown sugar, packed 1⁄3 Cup butter, room temperature Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Fit pie crust into pie plate. In a large bowl, mix sliced apples, lemon juice, both sugars, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Easy Caramel Corn

Ingredients ½ cup butter 4 Tbsp light corn syrup 1 cup brown sugar ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp baking soda ½ cup popcorn, popped Instructions Heat all ingredients except baking soda and popcorn in 4 cup measuring cup for 1 minute in microwave. Stir until blended. Heat for 2-2 ½ minutes more. Add baking soda. Stir to blend and immediately pour over popped corn. Mix to coat well.

Flaky Pie Pastry

Ingredients 2 2⁄3 cup flour 2 Tbsp sugar ½ tsp salt ¾ cup cold butter, cut in ½ inch square pieces ¼ cup vegetable shortening, cut in 4 pieces 5-6 Tbsp ice water Instructions Combine flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Drizzle 5 Tbsp ice water over the top, tossing the mixture with a fork until the dough just comes together.

Ginger Snaps

Ingredients ¾ C butter 1 egg 1 C sugar 1 C molasses 3 C flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cloves 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger Instructions Mix butter, egg, sugar, and molasses. Add flour, salt, cloves, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Mix well. Form balls. Roll in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees about 10 minutes.

Gingerbread Cookies

requires 3 hours time to chill batter Ingredients 1 C margarine 1 C sugar 1 C molasses 1 egg 1 Tbsp vinegar 5 C flour 1 ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 Tbsp ginger 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cloves Instructions Cream margarine and sugar together. Add molasses, egg, and vinegar and beat well. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Chill 3 hours. Roll out and cut.

Grandma Waddoups Pudding Pops

Ingredients 1 pkg. instant pudding 2 ½ C milk

Grandma Waddoups Root beer Popsicles

Ingredients 1 pkg instant butterscotch pudding 1 C root beer 1 ½ C water

Grandma Wood's Pie Crust

Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar 2⁄3 cup shortening ¼ cup cold water (approximately) Instructions Combine flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in shortening with pastry cutter, leaving some pea sized chunks of grease. Sprinkle water over mixture and stir with a fork until it forms a soft ball. Divide into 2 balls and refrigerate while you prepare filling (or at least a ½ hour).

Grandma's Banana Drop Cookies

Ingredients 2 ¼ cup flour 1 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder ½ Tbsp baking soda ¾ tsp salt 2⁄3 cup shortening 2 eggs 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups chocolate chips 1 cup chopped nuts, if desired 1 Tbsp sugar ¼ tsp cinnamon Instructions Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in shortening. Add eggs, bananas, and vanilla. Beat until well blended.

Granola Bars

Ingredients 1 C brown sugar 1 C Karo syrup 1 C peanut butter 6 C granola or Rice Krispies chocolate chips, if desired Instructions Bring brown sugar and Karo Syrup to a boil. Add peanut butter and granola. Put in a buttered pan. May melt chips on top when still warm. Cut in bars.

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients 1 C dry oatmeal (or wheat flakes) 1⁄2 C chocolate chips 1⁄2 C peanut butter 1⁄2 C ground flaxseed 1⁄3 C honey 1 tsp vanilla Instructions Mix ingredients together. Roll into balls. Refrigerate to set.

Ice Cream Cake

Ingredients 1 carton vanilla ice cream 1 carton orange sherbet 1 large tub cool whip 1 package macaroon cookies Instructions Spread most of cookie crumbs on the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Layer ice cream and sherbet. Top with cool whip and cover with remaining cookies crumbs. Freeze. Let thaw a few minutes before serving.

Janice Simmonds' Oatmeal Cookies

Cream together: - 1 cup shortening - 1 cup sugar - 1 cup brown sugar Add: - ¼ cup water - 2 eggs - 1 tsp vanilla Beat together. Add: - 1 ½ cup flour - 1 tsp salt - 1 tsp baking soda Beat together Add: - 4 cups Instant Oats Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.

Jello Popcorn Balls

Ingredients 2 poppers worth of popped corn 1 cup sugar 1 cup karo syrup 1 package jello (choose a flavor) Instructions Mix together and boil just long enough to dissolve all jello and sugar. Add 1⁄4 tsp soda and pour over popped corn.

Jello Pops

Ingredients 1 pkg Jello dissolved in: 1 C hot water 1 ½ C cold water

Key Lime Pie

Graham Cracker Crust 1 pkg (11 full sheets) graham crackers, finely crushed 2 ½ Tbsp sugar 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Add the melted butter and stir until the crumbs are evenly moistened. Using your fingertips, press the crumb mixture evenly over the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees, until the edges are light golden brown.

Layer Cookies

Ingredients ¼ C butter 1 ½ C graham cracker crumbs 1 C semisweet chocolate chips 1 C butterscotch chips 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 1⁄3 C shredded coconut Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in a 9x13 pan and melt in oven. Swirl to coat bottom and sides with butter. Spread graham cracker crumbs evenly over the bottom of the pan. Pour chocolate chips and butterscotch chips over crumbs, pour condensed milk over chips, pour coconut over milk.

Microwave Divinity

Ingredients 4 C sugar 1 C light corn syrup ¾ C water 3 egg whites 1 tsp vanilla or 1 tsp peppermint and a crushed peppermint stick Instructions Cook sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 2 quart microwave safe container until thick and yellowish (about 14 minutes, depending on your microwave). Beat egg whites until stiff. Slowly pour in the syrup and continue mixing until it gets very stiff (holds its shape) and loses it gloss.

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Ingredients 1 C raw peanuts 1 C sugar ½ C corn syrup 1⁄8 tsp salt 1 Tbsp butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda Instructions Butter pan in preparation. Stir peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Stir. Cook 1-2 minutes more on high. Add butter and return to microwave on high for 2 ½ – 4 or 5 minutes.

Muddy Buddies

Ingredients 1 pkg chocolate chips ¼ C margarine ½ C peanut butter 1 tsp vanilla 9 C chex cereal 1 ½ C powdered sugar Instructions Melt chocolate chips, margarine, and peanut butter, then add vanilla. Pour over chex. Stir well and toss with powdered sugar.

No Bake Cookies

Ingredients 1 ¾ C white sugar ½ C milk ½ C butter 4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder ½ C peanut butter 3 C quick cooking oats (or wheat flakes) 1 tsp vanilla extract Instructions In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a full-rolling boil and boil exactly 1 ½ minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper.

Olive's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients 3⁄4 C shortening (or 1⁄2 C butter) 1 C brown sugar 1⁄2 C sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 2 1⁄2 C flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 C chocolate chips Instructions Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Peanut Butter Candy

Ingredients 1 C butter 2 C peanut butter 3 C powdered sugar Instructions Mix together and mold into patties or form a roll.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

¾ C margarine 1 C sugar 1 C brown sugar ½ C peanut butter 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 ½ C flour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 pkg chocolate chips Instructions Mix and drop on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Ingredients 1 ½ C sugar 1 ½ C Karo syrup 1 ½ C peanut butter 1 ½ tsp vanilla popcorn (2 poppers) Instructions Mix sugar and syrup. Bring to a full boil. Boil 30 seconds stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Pour over popped corn. 2 poppers.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

Ingredients 1 C sugar 1 C Karo syrup 1 C peanut butter 4-5 C Rice Krispies Instructions Cook sugar and Karo syrup in microwave on high for 3 min 15 sec, stirring twice during cooking. Add peanut butter and rice krispies. Put in and 8x8 buttered pan. Frost with recipe below:

Pudding Cake

Ingredients 1 cake mix (and ingredients needed for cake) 2 small packages of instant pudding (and ingredients needed for pudding) 1 cup powdered sugar Instructions Bake cake as directed. While cake is in the oven, prepare 2 small packages of instant pudding as directed, adding 1 cup of powdered sugar. Have pudding ready when cake comes out of the oven. Poke large holes in cake and pour pudding over it.

Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients 1 pkg yellow cake mix 1 small pkg vanilla instant pudding ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp cloves ½ tsp ginger ¼ tsp baking soda 1 C water 1 small can pumpkin 2 eggs Instructions Mix all ingredients together and pour in a 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Top with: 1 (12 oz) tub cool whip ½ C brown sugar Mix and put on cake.

Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients ½ C margarine 1 C pumpkin 1 C sugar 2 C flour 2 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 1 C raisins, chocolate chips, or nuts Instructions Mix and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Ranger Cookies

1 C margarine 1 C sugar 1 C brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2 C flour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 C Wheaties 1 C coconut 1 C chocolate chips, raisins, or nuts 2 C quick oatmeal Instructions Mix and drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees about 10 minutes.

Raspberry Cream Pie

Ingredients Crust 9 inch pastry Crust Filling 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 C powdered sugar 1⁄2 C sour cream 1 t vanilla dash salt 3 C cool whip Topping 1 T cornstarch 1⁄4 C sugar 1 (6 ounce) package frozen raspberries or 1 heaping cup fresh raspberries 1 1⁄2 t water 1 1⁄2 t lemon juice (bottled it fine) 1 T butter 1⁄2 t vanilla dash salt Instructions Find yourself an unbaked, deep dish, 9 inch pie crust.

Raw Apple Cake

Ingredients 4 C diced apples 2 C sugar ½ C oil 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 C flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt Instructions Bake in 9x13 pan at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Top with caramel sauce: Ingredients 1 C sugar 1 C brown sugar 1 can milk 1 C butter 1 tsp vanilla Instructions Bring to a boil to dissolve sugars.

Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients 6 C Rice Krispies 1 bag miniature marshmallows 3 Tbsp butter 1 bag of chocolate chips (for chocolate Rice Krispie Treats) Instructions Melt marshmallows and butter. Pour over Rice Krispies and chocolate chips (if desired).

See's Fudge

Ingredients 4 ½ C sugar 1 can evaporated milk 1 ½ pkg chocolate chips (3 C), can also use peanut butter or butterscotch 1 pint marshmallow creme handful of marshmallows 1 C butter (no substitutions) 2 tsp vanilla nuts or crushed peppermint, as desired Instructions Stir and boil sugar and evaporated milk 10 minutes. Combine all other ingredients except vanilla and nuts in a separate bowl. Pour sugar mixture over these ingredients and mix well.

Soda Cracker Candy

Ingredients oil saltine crackers 1 C butter 1 C brown sugar chocolate chips Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with foil and oil well. Line with whole saltine crackers. Boil butter and brown sugar for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour sugar mixture over crackers by spoonful. Bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. When melted, spread and sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired. Cool 20 minutes before cutting.

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 2 eggs 2 C applesauce 2 C margarine 4 ½ C flour 3 C brown sugar 1 tsp salt 5 C oatmeal 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cloves 4 tsp cinnamon 1 C coconut 1 pkg chocolate chips Instructions Mix as usual. Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.

The Best Sugar Cookies

Requires 1 hour chill time for batter Ingredients 2 Cups sugar 2 Cups soft butter 6 eggs 6 tsp baking powder 7 Cups flour 4 tsp vanilla Instructions Cream sugar and butter together. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until blended. Add flour and baking powder and stir together. Chill for at least 1 hour. Roll out on floured surface to 1⁄3 inch thick and cut into shapes.

Weight Watchers Double Chocolate Chews

Instructions 1 ¾ Cup flour 2⁄3 Cup powdered sugar 1⁄3 Cup unsweetened cocoa 2 ¼ tsp baking powder 1⁄8 tsp salt 1 Cup semisweet chocolate mini chips divided 3 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 ½ Tbsp light colored corn syrup 1 Tbsp water 2 ½ tsp vanilla extract 3 large egg whites Ingredients Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.