Archive for December, 2007

More Cookies…

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

While I have cookies on the brain… LOL Here are some great recipes for cookies on one of my favorite recipe sites – some even have 5 ingredients or less!

Happy Baking… 🙂

Cranberry Almond Cookies

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

I got this great recipe from an email from Sparkpeople
By using canned pumpkin instead of butter, these yummy cookies are low in fat…


1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup almonds


-Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

-Beat together pumpkin and sugar.

-Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.

-Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon salt. Mix.

-Stir in oats, dried cranberries and almonds.

-Drop rounded spoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheet.

-Bake 10-12 minutes.

-Let cool one minute.


Mrs. Claus Cookbook

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

This cute link was sent to me in an email (thanks again Jen!) and it is too cute!  There are lots of great recipes for cookies, pies, desserts and breads.  I am definitely going to try lots of these when I am baking my Christmas Cookies…

A very fun site…  🙂

Homemade Waffles

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Do you have a waffle maker? This recipe makes some great waffles for it. We love to make these on Sunday Mornings… This recipe came with the Toastmaster Waffle Maker that I have…


1 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tbs. Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
3 Eggs Yolks, Beaten
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
3 Egg Whites, Stiffly Beaten


1. Measure dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Blend.
2. Combine egg yolks and milk. Stir into dry ingredients. Stir in oil.
3. Carefully fold in egg whites. Do not overmix.
4. Our approximately 1/2 cup batter onto preheated waffle maker (depending on the size of your appliance). Close and bake according to manufacturer’s directions.

We love these with Jam or Syrup or home made Blueberry Syrup (recipe to come soon).

White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Cookies

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

This is one of my FAVE cookie recipes.  I got it from Recipezaar, but then “tweaked” it and added some craisins.  This is a must during the holidays.  And pretty much any time we have a craving…  LOL

NOTE:  I live in a HIGH Altitude area so I bake with Butter Flavor Crisco (Real butter doesn’t work well here).  But if you live in a place with normal altitude, you can replace the Crisco in the recipe with Real Butter (only – not margarine or spread) and it will be great.


1 Cup Butter Flavor Crisco
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
2 1/4 Cups Flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
6 Oz. White Chocolate Chips
3/4 Cup Craisins
1 Cup Macadamia Nuts


1.   Preheat over to 375 degrees.

2.  Cream the butter and add the sugars.

3.  Beat in the vanilla and eggs (one at a time).

4.  Add dry ingredients; mix well.

5.  Add in white chocolate chips, nuts, and craisins.

6.  Combine until well blended.

7.  Drop onto ungreased baking sheet by heaping tablespoon (Or your desired size).

8.   Bake for 10 minutes.  Cookies should be lightly brown on the edges.

9.  Remove from oven and let cool on rack.

These end up really chewy and delicious – enjoy!