Ritz Crackers Bar

I have heard tales about Ritz crackers becoming other things – apple pies and candy and cookies, among them, but I never actively tried to make any of them. It sounds so counter intuitive: a salty cracker tasting like an apple pie, for instance. Should you be interested in trying one of these legendary treats, … Continue reading

Apricot Drop Cookies

For a sweet treat that seems fairly easy, these apricot drop cookies would be a good recipe to try. Apricots are easy to come by dried, and you can try different ones for their flavor, texture, and moistness. I prefer dried apricots that are a little plump with some moistness remaining. When they are too … Continue reading

Ice Box Cookies

We all sort of know what an ice box is – an early refrigerator, sort of like a cooler. But did you know or think about how our modern French-door, freezer drawer, SubZeros and the like evolved from the simple ice box? Early refrigeration was simple – a block of ice, usually harvested from a … Continue reading

Gingerbread Cookies – Egg Free

This may or may not be a vintage recipe, but I wanted to share all the same. ┬áThere are lots of people who like gingerbread but can’t have it when made with eggs. This happens to be my mother’s gingerbread recipe and it is egg free. My 7 year old daughter made these recently with … Continue reading

Sprit Cookies

One of the challenges of handwritten recipes is that sometimes they come with spelling errors, mistakes and other little foibles that come along with being human. It also makes it part of the fun! This recipe is for spritz cookies, those not-too-sweet butter cookies that are so popular around Christmas time. They are also called … Continue reading

Oatmeal Cookies

These sound like a lovely cookie that would be delicious warm out of the oven. You could add raisins if you like. If you use Bob’s Red Mill or other certified gluten free oatmeal, these could be a delicious gluten free treat! Oatmeal Cookies 1/2 c shortening 1 1/4 c sugar 2 eggs 6 T … Continue reading

Molasses Cookies

We call these cookies Molasses Crinkles, and we make them all year round, but most often at the holidays. I think because they are like a spice/gingerbread cookie, they suit the autumn and winter months quite well. They are delicious – especially warm out of the oven. Yum! Also, here’s a reminder that I have … Continue reading