Saturday, May 12, 2012

Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 t. vanilla
1 egg
1/2 package chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Stir flour, baking soda & salt; set aside.  Combine butter, sugars and pudding mix, beating until fluffy.  Add vanilla and egg; beat until smooth.  Add dry ingredients and mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Bake at 375 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes.

by Sariah R.


2 ¾ c. flour
2 t. cream of tartar
1 t. baking soda
¼ t. salt
½ c. shortening
½ c. butter, softened
1 ¾ c. sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 t. cinnamon

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; set aside.  In large bowl, beat shortening, butter, and 1 ½ c. sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.  Add flour mixture to the shortening mixture.  Mix only until incorporated.  Roll dough into 1” balls.  In small bowl, combined remaining ¼ c. sugar and cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon mixture to coat and place 2 in. apart on cookie sheet.  Bake @ 375  for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

by Christie J.

Berry Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

1 (16oz) French bread, cubed
1 c. frozen raspberries
1 c. frozen blackberries
4 eggs lightly beaten
1 c. sugar
¼ c. butter melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 T melted butter
2 T sugar

Mix the eggs, milk, sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla together in a bowl.  Pour half of the bread cubes into a glass 9x13 pan.  Pour the berries over the bread and then pour the remaining half of bread cubes on top. Pour the egg/milk mixture over the entire pan.  Press the bread down with a wooden spoon to absorb the sauce.  Bake covered for 30 minutes.  Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Then bake uncovered for 30 minutes more.  Let stand 30 minutes.  Top with warm vanilla cream sauce.

Vanilla cream Sauce:
2 c. heavy whipping cream
1 c. sugar
2 T Flour
½ c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together cream, sugar, and flour.  Add butter and cook over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture begins to boil. Stir constantly. Cook for 3 additional minutes.

by Becky B.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Frozen German Chocolate Pie

4 T. sugar
3 oz. softened cream cheese

Add 1/3 c. milk to creamed mixture.

In saucepan over medium heat, melt:
2 1/2 T. cocoa
4 1/2 T. sugar
2 1/2 T. butter

Fold into cream cheese mixture and add 8 oz. Cool Whip. Spoon into pie crust* and freeze until ready to serve (at least 3 hours).

*Graham cracker, Oreo, and shortbread are my favorites.

by Tenille W.