Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

To many folks, this is the original no-bake cookie, besides Rice Krispie Treats, of course. These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies make great kid cookies. They’re almost confection-like, but they’re so packed with energy and hearty oats that you won’t mind giving your youngster a few. These cookies are best with a tall glass of milk. This is a range-top cookie. Because it is a no-baker and so full of energy, it makes a great camping cookie. Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookie Recipe Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup butter 1/3 cocoa 2 1/2 cup quick oats …

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Festive Fruit and Oat Refrigerator Cookies

These festive fruit and oat refrigerator cookies are the perfect semblance of a fruit cake wrapped into a tasty cookie, and they’re perfect for the holidays because you can make the dough ahead of time and leave it in the fridge until you need it. This cookie is a winner. A Refrigerator Cookie that Doesn’t Spread We wanted a cookie that wouldn’t spread too much so that we could decorate the edges of the cookies. We used oatmeal and confectioners’ sugar for that. (We love oats in cookies anyway and the cornstarch in the confectioners’ sugar reduces spread.) The granulated …

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Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Cinnamon chip banana bread to arouse the taste buds.

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Get a FREE Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread Mix Now! Add it to cart and use code “ZBAN” at checkout. Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread Recipe If you love banana bread, these cinnamon chips will make it even more scrumptious! This is scrumptious bread. It takes the familiar taste of banana bread that we know and love, pumps up the flavor, and then dazzles the taste buds with a delicious burst of cinnamon in every bite. Best flavor! This is not your ordinary banana bread. It has an extra boost of banana flavor and a …

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From Crisp and Thin to Thick and Chewy to Soft and Cake-Like

Why are some cookies then and crisp and others, thick and cake-like? It’s a structural question and cookie structure is primarily determined by: The sugar The flour The eggs There are other contributing factors, of course. The amount and type of fat will affect structure. (A cookie made with shortening instead of butter will tend to be crisper.) A non-stick, well-greased sheet will cause more spread. But if you understand the function of sugar, flour, and eggs, you’ll largely understand what is going on in your oven. The Sugar Sugar melts. Sugar in your recipe acts like a liquid in …

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How to Make Tortillas

Homemade tortillas taste better than the ones you can buy from a store. With natural ingredients, they’re also a whole lot healthier. We love to make tortillas from our mixes, but you can make them from scratch at home quite easily. Here are some of our favorite recipes for how to make tortillas. Sour Cream Fiesta Tortillas You can purchase our fiesta tortilla mix here, or if you’re feeling adventurous, try making them yourself. Ingredients 1 cup pastry flour (or all-purpose) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon dough relaxer 1/2 tablespoon fiesta seasoning or similar (optional) 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/3 …

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Pecan Squares

We started out to make Pumpkin Pie Squares into Pecan Pie Squares. We didn’t end up there. These Pecan Squares are not pie-like at all. They are much more confection-like, almost like a candy bar. But they are very good and we won’t change a thing. We’ll save the pie squares for another day. (But about those Pumpkin Pie Squares–when you have a crowd and making a bunch of pies is too much work you can turn to Pumpkin Pie Squares—they are pie-like without the work of pies. They save time and they’re darn good.) Visit The Cookie Center Free …

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Macadamia White Chocolate Cookies with Raspberry Chips

We took a favorite macadamia white chocolate cookie recipe and added raspberry chips.  With just a little tinkering, these cookies were fantastic.  They are bright, colorful, and loaded with a flavor.  These are special cookies for a special occasion. 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups quick oats 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup butter 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon raspberry flavor 1 cup white chocolate chips 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped 3/4 cup raspberry bits Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Mix the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together …

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A Primer on Flour Types

We have sixteen different kinds of flour on hand. Chances are, you don’t need that many. But it’s nice to know what kinds of flours work best for your baking. What follows is a primer on the different kinds of flours that are available. There are so many kinds of flour available. We recommend experimenting until you find the flour that you like best, for pastries or for breads. We suggest sticking with the major brands. We believe that the major processors have access to more and better feedstock grains and that they can hold their flours to a tighter …

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