May 1, 2008

Yea For Cookies!

Randi, at "I Have To Say" has organized a cookie recipe swap. There are some wonderful recipes on quite a few blogs if you are interested. I don't know about you, but I (unfortunately) LOVE a good cookie! They're perfect for summer events too...picnics, cookouts, pot lucks, cup of tea, because it's Thursday, etc.! Here are four of my own cookie recipes.

Chocolate Coconut Almond Bar Cookies
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup melted butter
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chunks
1 ½ cups coconut
½ cup sliced almonds
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together butter and graham cracker crumbs. Press into bottom of 9x13 inch pan. Mix chocolate, coconut, and almonds together and sprinkle over crust. Pour condensed milk over it all. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or light brown. Cool and cut into bars.

Pecan Crunchies
1 cup chopped pecans
2 ½ cups flour
2/4 cups granulated sugar
2 sticks butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all ingredients together except powdered sugar. Form dough into small rolls. Bake for 20 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar immediately when removing from oven. Dip in melted chocolate and crushed candy bars or chopped pecans if desired.

Lemon Coconut Bars
1 1/3 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup sugar
¼ cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 eggs
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix wafer crumbs, ¼ cup of the sugar, and the melted butter together. Press into the bottom of a 8 inch square baking pan. Bake 8 minutes. Beat eggs and remaining ¾ cup sugar in a bowl with a whisk. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour over crust. Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

Baby Butter Cookies
1 cup butter
2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter and sugar together, add vanilla and flour. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to ¼ inch thickness. Using a 2 inch circle, cut dough into rounds. Cut a ½ inch hole in the center, just right for baby fingers. Bake the rounds in a 350 degree oven on ungreased cookie sheets for 10-12 minutes or until light brown.


jen said...

Those sound great! I can't wait to try the Chocolate Coconut Almond Bar Cookies. I'm a sucker for anything chocolate!

Amber M. said...

Yummers. I can't wait to try the chocolate almond bars! Thanks for helping to feed my almond addiction:-).

Kelsey S said...

Yummy recipes!


randi---i have to say said...

All of these recipes sound great and they are making me hungry! Thanks for sharing!

ceekay said...

Love ya know my address, just send a batch when YOU get them done!

Renna said...

Oh, my goodness. I want to try them ALL! What was Randi thinking, dishing up a cookie recipe swap so near summer clothes season? ;-Þ

Kelley said...

I almost wrote the pecan crunchies....that is funny! I figured everyone would want something fast and easy. Plus I did not have a good story to go along with the pecan cookies.