Thursday, September 20, 2007

Weekly recipe

I wanted to share some recipes with you. It will take several Fridays to share them all. It is mixes you can make ahead of time and freeze and use when you need them. You can also put the dry ingredients in a pretty jar or some other container with a recipe card attached to give as gifts. This week I will start with the cookie mix and half the cookie recipes. Here we go!

4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/3 cups shortening

In mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening til mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in freezer for up to 6 months. To use let come to room temperature. Measure by lightly spooning into measuring cup and leveling it off. makes 8 1/2 cups

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
2 1/2 cups cookie mix
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup raisins

In mixing bowl combine cookie mix, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add eggs and milk; beat well. Stir in oats and raisins. Cover and let set 30 minutes or refrigerate until ready to use. Drop by teaspoonful 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven about 8 to 10 minutes or until done. Cool. makes about 36 cookies.

Lemon-Yogurt drops

2 1/2 cups cookie mix
1 egg
2/3 cup lemon yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup lemon yogurt

In small mixing bowl combine cookie mix, egg, the 2/3 cup yogurt and vanilla; beat well. Stir in pecans. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until done. Remove; cool completely on a wire rack. Combine sifted powdered sugar and the 1/4 cup lemon yogurt; frost cooled cookies. Makes about 30

Peanut butter and Jelly Cookies

1/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups cookie mix
grape jelly

In mixer bowl combine peanut butter, egg and vanilla; beat til fluffy. Add cookie mix; beat until well mixed. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press down centers with thumb. Bake in 375 degree oven about 10 minutes or til done. Cool about 1 minute before removing to wire rack. Cool completely. Just before serving, fill centers with grape jelly using about 1/2 teaspoon for each cookie. Makes about 42.

Okay that is it for this week. I will have about 6 more cookie recipes next week. Then I will share other mixes and recipes with you such as biscuit mix, drink mixes,brownie mix, cake mix and more! Enjoy!


Susie said...

Hi Michelle,
These all look yummy! I bet they'd make great gifts packed in a pretty jar with "how to" instructions..

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes. I will have to try each of these. My grandchildren and I would love them I'm sure.

Have a "GREAT" day !


PEA said...

Hello dear Michelle:-) Oh yummmm, I always love trying out new recipes and all of these look so delicious. I like the idea that you can make the mix ahead of time and use it whenever you want!! xox

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Oh, Michelle, what wonderful recipes. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Sharon said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for the yummy recipes.