Category: cookies

Sugar Cookies

This sugar cookie variation has 2 distinct characteristics that make it different from most other sugar cookies. The first is that it is made with vegetable oil, rather than butter, margarine, or shortening. If you know anyone on a special diet, perhaps for cholesterol reduction, where…

Peanut Blossoms (aka Peanut Butter Kisses)

  This was always one of my daughter’s favorite cookies. Peanut butter and chocolate combined together. What’s not to love? 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup peanut…

Italian Christmas Cookies (knots)

Christmas cookies should be shared with friends and family, and this will make plenty for that purpose. I remember these from when I was growing up. My stepmother’s mom made them every year, but when she died, she kind of took the recipe with her (or…

Moravian Ginger Spice Cookies

I found this recipe in a cookbook, at my local public library, almost 30 years ago. I wish I knew the title of the book, but unfortunately I didn’t write that relevant fact on the piece of paper I copied it to. It seems to be…

Pink Lemonade Cookies

These are probably the ‘juciest’ cookies you will ever taste. They are very soft and should be stored in a tightly covered container, separate from other cookies. 2 sticks butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 6 oz. can…

Thumbprint Cookies

1/2 cup margarine 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg 1/2 tsp almond extract   Cream together with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes.   1 cup flour   Sift into above and stir.   1 egg white 1 TBS water 1 cup chopped…