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A new cookie recipe from A Chef of Your Own, I plan on sharing these with clients soon. I found this recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens Special interest Christmas Cookie magazine from 1999.  Here is the recipe for

Pina Colada Squares

2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups quick cooking rolled oats

1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 cup butter

1 cup pineapple ice cream topping

1 tsp rum extract

1 cup coconut

melted semisweet chocolate (optional)

Combine the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender till mixture resembles course crumbs. (I used a food processor and mixed until a fine meal) Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture for the topping. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of an ungreased, 13x9x2 inch baking pan. (mine was a half sheet pan, I think too large, still yummy, but the filling layer would have been a little thicker if I had used a smaller pan)

For filling, combine pineapple topping and rum extract in a small bowl. Spread evenly over the crust.

For topping, stir coconut unto the reserved crumb mixture. sprinkle over filling. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares. If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate. Makes 48 bars.

 

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This is one I remember from childhood.

Magic Cookie Bars

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 (14 oz) can Sweetened condensed milk

2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels

1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

1 cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 13×9 inch pan with cooking spray.

Combine butter with crumbs. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Pour condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer with chips, coconut and nuts. Press down firmly with a fork.

Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. ut into bars or diamonds. Store covered at room temperature.

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Here is another recipe for the Get Fit Weekend with Trinity Fitness, http://www.getfitweekend.com/

This is for a home made granola bar that got a lot of protein, depending on which breakfast cerial you use, and no preservatives. I hope you enjoy them!

Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

243 calories, makes 12-16 cookies

4 cups granola with dried fruits

¾ cups quick cooking  rolled oats

½ cup of whole wheat flour

½ dried fruit

2 eggs

1/3 cup honey

½ cup chunky peanut butte

¼ cup melted butter or canola oil

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9x9x2 inch baking pan with foil. Coat pan with non stick spray, ste aside. In a bowl combine cereal, rolled oats, flour and dried fruits. Set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together eggs, honey, peanut butter and melted butter or oil. Pour over cereal mixture. Mix well. Drop by ¼ cup onto prepared cookie sheet and flatten with back of spoon.

Bake for 28-30 minutes or until edges are browned.

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I posted the winner, but not the recipe. The cookie this month is

sun-dried Cherry and Dark Chocolate Chip

1 stick butter

4 oz shortening

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 pkg Ghirdelli 60%cocoa chips

1 cup sun-dried cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add eggs and combine. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt and gradually add to sugar mixture. Fold in chips and cherries. Drop by teaspoonful onto lined cookie sheet. Bake 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Remove to rack to cool.

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So I spent the day yesterday making Oreo’s. Although the official tasters(kids and friends) said the cookies were good, I wasn’t satisfied. They didn’t have a great chocolate taste. So back to the drawing board. I used the same filling, but here is the recipe I think is a winner.

Home Made Oreo’s

6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

10 Tbls butter

12 Tbls cocoa powder

1 1/4 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Frosting

8 ounces cream cheese

1/4 cup butter

2 tsp vanilla

2-4 cups powdered sugar

Combine chips and butter in a double boiler and stir often until melted. Add in cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla. Add in eggs and combine. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Drop by dime sized balls onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes in a 325 degree oven. Remove from oven, let cool 5 minutes and remove from parchment. Coat inside of cookie with frosting, top with another cookie and enjoy.

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Thanks everyone for your comments. Lorie is the winner. I am attempting to make oreo’s, so I will let the kids try them first and if they meet with approval, I will get those out to you. If not, I have another recipe I was going to do this month and I will make and get thouse to you.

Homemade Oreo’s (from COOKS.com)

1 Devil’s food cake mix

1/2 cup shortening

2 eggs

Coimbine all ingredients and form into dime sized balls. Place on cookie sheet and bake 8 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Frosting

8 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup butter

2 tsp vanilla

2-4 cups powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients, spread on the back of one cookie and top with another.

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Congratulations Jackie. This month’s cookie is: molasses. This was one of the ones I can remember making with my grandma and I think my daughter’s favorite.

molasses Cookies

3/4 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Cream shortening, sugar and molasses. Add egg.

Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients.

Roll into balls and roll in additional granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake 7-10 minutes until lightly browned.

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