Heavenly Food

Here’s another recipe called Heavenly Food, although the first was for a cake. This one suggests more of a bar cookie. It’s still a mystery. Heavenly Food 1 cup dates 1 cup broken nuts 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 6 eggs 3 heaping teaspoons flour Cut into squares when cold. Sprinkle with 4th … Continue reading

Hermits

Here’s another interesting cookie with a fascinating history. I had never heard of Hermits before, but Mr. Google tells me there is a long and storied mystery & history behind them. Hermits may have been popularized in the American Colonial period as a bar cake that would last for a long time. They have the … Continue reading

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

Seven Layer Bars

I remember someone’s mom made these when I was a kid and I thought they were the most amazing, sinful things I had ever eaten. I haven’t much changed from that opinion since then, heh. It’s funny how she used oleo (margarine) when there is so much that is not low fat. I’d probably just … Continue reading

Oatmeal Squares

Gram had some fantastic cookie recipes and I’ll finish cookie week with one of my favorites. Not only are Oatmeal Squares ridiculously easy to make, with barely any effort they can be made gluten free for those who need it. A colleague of mine has Celiac Disease and I make these with certified gluten free … Continue reading

Chocolate Top Oatmeal Cookies

Now this sounds delicious and decadent! I think I’ll be trying the chocolate top oatmeal cookies pretty soon. Here’s another recipe from Mernie – who’s full name is Marian, in case you are interested. Chocolate Top Oatmeal Cookies (Mernie) 1 c butter or margerine 1/2 c brown sugar 1/2 c white sugar 2 egg yolks … Continue reading