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Quick, easy, moist cookies adapted from a double-chocolate recipe from the West Wind Pony Club Cookbook.

Makes 30-36 cookies.

Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly grease two cookie sheets.

Cream together:

2/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar

Add and mix vigorously:

1 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs

Sift together in a separate bowl:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose white flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Mix dry ingredients into wet a bit at a time, stirring well.


1 cup pecan pieces

Drop 2" balls into cookie sheets, leaving 2" spaces between cookies.

Bake 9 minutes… cookies will still be soft and a bit shiny when done. Wait maybe 5 minutes then transfer with a thin spatula or other thin lifter to wire rack.
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There is nothing more impatient than a four-year-old who knows there are fresh cookies in the oven.

This is my mother's modified version of the old Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe that comes on the bag of chocolate chips. When I say it makes cookies for a crowd, I have in the past made 7-8 dozen + from a single batch of this recipe. The dough can be kept frozen for up to 2 months (but it never lasts that long). This was a big favorite when I was in school, especially for bake sales.

recipe )
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Makes 3 dozen delicate cookies
35 mins total
preheat to 350°F
35 minutes to delicious treats )
These were my #1 fave MyGuy cookies. We've never tried to make them gluten free, but I'm imagining this would be possible. Will report back if I succeed.
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These cookies are a fall favorite around our house.

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Chocolate& hazelnut in a soft bite of cookie. :)  Yummm, welcome to my happy place.


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Not being vegan I'm not sure how good these are but when I saw the recipe in Taste of Home I thought of ya'll .

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Pine Nuts make these a special occasion cookie.  For everyday use pecans.  But what ever you use they are delicious.

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In celebration of the birth of my new granddaughter I give you one of my very favorite cookies!

What can be better than orange and chocolate and tender 'melt in your mouth' cookies? And as an added bonus these are Diabetic Friendly.

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Every fall my family and friends start begging for these delicious cookies and dip.  The dip is also the BEST pumpkin pie topper ever!


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Since it's snowing here today, which fills me with utter glee, I made these cookies. I got them from Eat, Live, Run, which is a really great blog. She's way more about eating and living than running these days, which works for me.

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

1 3/4 c. old fashioned oats
3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
1 egg
1 stick of butter, softened
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 t. vanilla
1/3 c. toasted, chopped walnuts
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/3 c. dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Stir together oats, dry ingredients, nuts, fruit, and chocolate chips

3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.

4. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

5. Drop onto lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes/until golden brown.

Additional notes: To make this healthier, I often substitute 1/4 c. whole wheat flour for 1/4 c. AP flour. I use whatever nuts and dried fruit are on hand, so I've used toasted pecans with good effect. Today I used chopped dates and dried apricots, which is also pretty tasty.


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...that you make at home.

I found this while browsing for other things. I haven't made these, so I can't tell you if they taste anything at all like actual Oreos, but I figured I'd pass the link along for anyone who might be interested:

Homemade Gluten-Free Oreo Cookies
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One of my college friends (and former housemates) introduced this cookie recipe to me, and it's been one of my favorites ever since. Crispy and crunchy, with just a bit of chewyness, nicely spicy, excellent with a cup of tea. They're a perfect holiday cookie, or, if you're a spice cookie fiend like myself, you can just make them whenever you feel like it.

Spice Cookies )

I will be typing up a lot of family recipes over the next year, as part of a cookbook project I'm helping my Aunt with, would people be interested in seeing them? The collection would include a fair amount of vegetarian recipes, as well as some lactose and gluten free recipes. (My extended family keeps accumulating new dietary restrictions...)

Crossposted to [ profile] food_porn
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So why am I baking Christmas cookies now you ask? I have a cookie exchange next week and I'm making my bunches. Today I made my grandmother's sesame seed cookies. The recipe makes about 150 cookies (depending on what size you make them). This is one of the recipes I make entirely by hand - the only mechanical equipment I use are my oven, the timer and my iPhone for music.

Sesame Seed Cookies )
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With the holiday baking season coming up fast, I thought perhaps some of you might be on the lookout for new cookie cutters.

Well, I just discovered a shop on Artfire that has more cookie cutter shapes than I've ever seen in one place before, as in over three hundred! It's the Cookie Cutter Guy, if you want to take a look.

(Posted by permission of our kind mod. *g*)
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It's the recipe off the back of the chocolate chip package, but hey, with a few modifications, I made it better! =)

Link to the Milk Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookie recipe


* switched out the butter for butter-flavored Crisco shortening (I like chewier cookies)
* switched out the brown sugar for Splenda brown sugar blend for baking
* switched out the white sugar for Splenda sugar blend for baking
* switched out 1/2 cup of the white flour for whole wheat flour
* left out the damned raisins

I also put the batter into a 9x9 pan to bake that way, rather than dollop 30+ cookies on to sheets - eh, I'm lazy. *g*

However - if you go the method of the 9x9 pan - turn the oven temp down about 25* (to 350* from 375*) (( adjust as necessary for the individual crankiness of your oven )) and bake for 20 mins, check the cookie, then an additional 5 if necessary.

Enjoy!! =)
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I posted this at my gardening journal, [personal profile] pinepigs_garden and thought I would post it here. It's a scrumptuous recipe and since it's persimmon season here it's perfect! You can probably also use tinned pumpkin if you want too, that would be tasty. If you were really experimental in the kitchen it would probably be nice with a nectarine or peach puree or possibly applesauce.

It's great for eating yourself, but would also be a good Christmas cookie to make for gifts, for fundraising bake sales or just having family/friends over for coffee.

My changes are either in itallics or strikethrough.

original recipe at this link

Moist Persimmon Cookie
"This is a soft moist spicy cookie. The persimmon fruit lends its sweetness and color to this simple cookie. Any type if nuts may be used for this and you may prefer to leave out the raisins."

Recipe details under the cut.

Prep Time:
10 Min
Cook Time:
12 Min
Ready In:
30 Min
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This is my attempt to turn a cookie into a more proteiny snack, without losing any of the flavors I like in a cookie. I like my cookies more substantial, so then when I have one for a snack it really does hold me til dinner!

The current recipe makes about 40, depending on size, and has about 4.5 grams of protein per cookie. (For reference, a Luna bar has about 7-10 grams protein per bar.)

Main recipe )

Some variations )
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If you're at all like me, you love eating the chocolate chip cookie dough more than you like eating the finished cookies. However, given the danger with consuming raw eggs, this is a risky proposition, and more than half the time I wind up with a horrible tummy ache from doing so (or worse).

So, I have been experimenting, and I present:

Safe-To-Eat Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

2 sticks butter, softened
2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1c packed brown sugar
3/4c granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c (8oz) unsweetened apple sauce
12 oz chocolate chips

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside. In a separate medium bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until creamy. Add applesauce and beat until mixed. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until mixed. Add chocolate chips, stir until thoroughly dispersed.

Adjust ingredients to taste. You might think the baking soda wasn't necessary since they're not being baked, but it is needed for flavor! The added brown sugar, salt, and vanilla (compared to the recipe on package) is to compensate for the flavor profile of the applesauce.

Cover, refrigerate, and eat by the spoonful. DON'T JUDGE ME, YOU KNOW THAT'S THE MOST AWESOME PART ABOUT COOKIES.

(I have not tried to bake this, so I have no idea how it would work. It is purely an eat-raw thing in our household.)
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I spent last spring baking cookies for faculty every Thursday (I'm a high school librarian, and used cookies as a lure to get people to come talk to me outside of their usual needs.) But this fall and winter have had medical foo, and so I did not bake cookies again until today. (The sister of one of my homeroom students nudged me to.)

Based on this chocolate dipped lavender cookie recipe but with some variations.

This variant will make about 20-30 chocolate dipped lavender cookies and about 20-30 chocolate dipped orange cookies. If you want to just make one of these, double the relevant ingredients (lavender and vanilla, or orange rind and orange extract, depending) but I was feeling adventurous.

Because I tend to add commentary when writing recipes )
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gentle readers, i have a conundrum.

time made a fool out of me )

this is not a state of affairs that can be permitted to continue. my dignity, my self-respect, and the minor matter of my reputation as competent in the kitchen depend on closing the achievement gap between myself and those posting enthusiastic reviews on cooking websites with frequent resort to all caps. i have decided to throw myself on the collective mercy of crowd-sourcing. listen closely, dear readers, for i do not say this lightly: help me, omnomnom kenobi et al. you're my least embarrassing source of hope.

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