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post #61 of 302
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I'm not evil, I'm a Scorpio.

And BTW -

You have a birthday coming, so I'm sending my Happy B now, before that Youngs-heimers hits again.

Big Birthday Hug -

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post #62 of 302
Aw, thank you!! I can't believe it's that time already. Monday is my seventh anni w/hubby and I am expecting diamonds. I told him it's the only cure for the seven year itch. icon_twisted.gif
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post #63 of 302
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar



I'll start, adding the recipe at the bottom. I made these a couple of weeks ago, right after I got the recipe off the net. The hardest part of making them was finding the dried cherries. I bought mine from

Makes about 4 dozen.



Hey Theresa,
I have a question about this... I haven't read the whole thread. I kind of thought about it, but now I have some time, so I WILL post a recipe, if it's not here already, BUT... For your recipe, can you just use the dried cherries that you get in the bag from Cost-co??? Kind of like the dried cranberries, but cherries???

Thanks so much!
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post #64 of 302
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Yeah, I guess.

Be careful with dried cherries, though, because some companies sell dried cherries which are flavored like raspberries. Read the label carefully.

I wish they would build a Costco near me. The closest one is about an hour away, and is the savings do not justify the gas expenditure. I have heard from others, who are more adventurous than I, that their club store has way more merchandise than BJ's or Sam's Club.

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post #65 of 302
Ok, don't know how many of you will remember these, or if they were just in the schools down here. I don't remember where I got these...

Peanut Butter Chewies

This recipe came from someone whose mother worked in a school cafeteria. These are the peanut butter bars you may remember from your childhood.

3 cups sugar
1-cup brown sugar
1 T vanilla
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups Peanut butter
1/2-pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
3 cups flour
1 T baking powder
1 t salt

Mix sugars, vanilla, and melted butter. Add eggs and peanut butter. Mix well. In separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add slowly to the peanut butter mixture (may be too thick for electric mixer). Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. (For thinner bars, may be made in 3 9-inch square pans) Bake at 350 until the batter rises (about 15-20 minutes). Pull the pan out of the oven so that batter falls, then return to the oven until done (approximately 30-35 minutes total). (Can easily be reduced to 1/3 recipe.)
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post #66 of 302
This site is so dangerous! Way to many yummy sounding recipes.Im going to have to really UP my exercise routine I see .I love P.B. Look at all the recipes you can try for your b/day and Anniv Mel !
post #67 of 302
I LOVE COOKIES!! icon_lol.gif

I always get so excited for Christmas cookies.

I have some unique recipes. I will have to find them and post them too.
post #68 of 302
File updated. Yes, I'm anal. Sorry. icon_rolleyes.gificon_redface.gif I won't always update it after every recipe... just when it's convenient! Hehehe.

Ok, I have a request... that last recipe description about school lunch treats reminded me of it. At our elementary when we were young they sometimes served this treat that just drove us wild!! I'm wondering if anyone else remembers it and has a recipe. I could estimate it I'm sure, but if I can be lazy and get a recipe from someone, heck, why not? Anyway... it was kind of like the haystacks in a way... it was chocolate with raisins, I think peanuts, and maybe some other stuff in it. They were dropped by spoonfuls, not baked or anything.

Someone have it? Did anyone else get them? They were SO good!
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post #69 of 302
I never got a chance to post a recipe in the last thread so here is my contribution.
Definitely a classic my mother has passed on & always present at the holidays thumbs_up.gif

Malcortados (Lemon cookies)

4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 ½ cup of sugar
Rind & juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla or 1 pkg powdered vanilla
All purpose flour about 3 cups maybe a little more, maybe a little less
1 egg yolk
chopped dried fruit or chopped nuts (either choice optional)

Beat eggs & sugar. Add oil & lemon. Mix until incorporated. Add baking powder vanilla & enough flour to form soft dough. Dough should not stick to counter or hands. Add dried fruit or nuts if desired. Cut dough in 3 pieces. Roll each piece to form a log place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten each log a little. Run lines along the logs with the back of a fork then beat an egg yolk & cover each log with a bit of egg yolk so they come out nice & golden.
Place in preheated oven 350 for about 15 mins or until the logs are golden. Cut logs diagonally while still hot. Let cool completely.

These are the perfect cookies to have with tea or coffee as they are sort of like a shortbread texture. Personally I prefer them plain without the fruit or nuts, however during christmas it's nice to add the dried friut as the look really pretty if you are adding red & green dried fruit....
Should anyone try this recipe let me know if you liked it thumbs_up.gif
post #70 of 302
Ok, I added that one, but I'm not updating the file again tonight. unless someone posts a recipe icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #71 of 302
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I got this no-bake cookie off a diabetic recipe website. It contains no artificial sweeteners. The nutrition info is included. You could probably exchange chopped nuts for the wheat germ, if desired, but it might change the dietary exchange. It is not TNT, but I will be including it in my cookie assortment for this year.

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FRUIT AND COCONUT BITES
Yield: 5 dozen cookies (1 per serving)

- 2 cups mixed dried fruit or fruit bits
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 1 cup dark raisins
- 3/4 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup wheat germ or crushed reduced-fat granola
- 2 teaspoons finely grated orange, or lemon, rind
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
- 2-3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Crushed granola or toasted coconut

Process dried fruit, raisins, and coconut in food processor
until very finely chopped, using pulse technique, or chop
fruit and raisins very finely by hand. Combine fruit with
remaining ingredients, except granola, mixing until well blended.

Roll fruit mixture into scant 1-inch balls; roll in
granola or coconut. Store in airtight containers.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 cookie):
Calories: 47, Fat: 0.9 g, Saturated Fat: 0.3 g, Sodium: 21 mg,
Protein: 0.8 g, Carbohydrate: 9.2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg
Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit
post #72 of 302
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Originally Posted by Melvira

Anyway... it was kind of like the haystacks in a way... it was chocolate with raisins, I think peanuts, and maybe some other stuff in it. They were dropped by spoonfuls, not baked or anything.

Someone have it? Did anyone else get them? They were SO good!



OMG!!! I totally remember those!!! I have got to call my mom! I think she made the drops that you are talking about!!! She didn't have any left by the time company came, 'cause I ate them all!!!

I'll try to get that for you right quick, but not tonight...

edit to add:
OHOHOHOHOH!!!! I found one that is similar, is this what you are thinking of???

Chocolate Raisin Rum Drops (T&T)
Posted by bettyboop50 at recipegoldmine.com June 1, 2001

Yields about 48 mounds, depending on how big you make them

I make these during Christmas to give out as gifts and for office parties. They are goooooood!

3 cups seedless raisins
1 cup light or dark rum
12 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces or
bittersweet chocolate which is what I use
1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Place raisins in a large bowl and add rum cover with plastic wrap. Let raisins soak for 3 hours. Drain raisins by putting in a strainer, do not press. ( you can use the drained liquid for fruit compote or over ice cream).

Combine chocolate pieces and corn syrup in top of double boiler. Place over hot simmering water until chocolate melts and is smooth, stir occasionally, Remove from heat. Fold raisins into melted chocolate, coating well. drop by teaspoonful onto wax or parchment paper.

Chill until firm. Store in refrigerator. When packing for gift giving, layer between two pieces of wax paper to prevent sticking or place into mini-paper liners.
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post #73 of 302
I just love this thread. let me find my favorites and i will post.. I will keep dreaming of these awesome cookies in my head!! they sound yummy
post #74 of 302
Haystacks..YUMMY...I've made them with chowmein noodles (those yellow crunchy dried ones) and chocolate and butterscotch chips then you had peanuts.

Not sure of the exact measurements but you melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips add that to the chowmein noodles then throw in some peanuts. Drop by spoonfuls on a baking sheet with parchment and put them in the fridge to harden. I think this recipe could easily be adapted to your tastes etc. They are VERY easy, no bake and taste really good!

I think someone may have posted something similar at the beginning of this thread but I'm not sure...Too many yummy recipes to remember... icon_biggrin.gif
post #75 of 302
File updated to include those awesoeme rum treats!! I think those are close, but obviously since it was a school, they probably didn't have any rum in 'em! Hehehehe. If you talk to your mom, post her version, too!!

This is too much fun! I'll have to post another of my faves in a few here.
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