Thursday, February 26, 2015

Peanut Butter Chewies

When I worked at the IU bookstore in the student union, there was a bakery inside called "Sugar and Spice." They had the most delicious treat...a chewie, a peanut buttery crunchy snack. Kind of like a rice krispie treat but with peanut butter and die for. I will have to try this recipe to see if it matches up.                         Peanut Butter Crunchy

Update: 3/25/15
I went down to the IU campus a couple of days ago and had a chewie. They tasted just the same as they did 25 years ago! I made this recipe and it is almost the same. Heavenly.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Faux Chocolate Easter Bunnies

I was cleaning out my holiday decorations and came across some faux chocolate bunnies that I made a few years ago. I got the idea from Martha Stewart of course!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Candied Cherry Cookies

This was my Valentine dessert this year, Candied Cherry Cookies. I've heard them called Swedish cookies as well. My kids really liked them. They are a crisp cookie, not too sweet. Thank you Coast Inn Bed and Breakfast for this recipe. ( I used one 6 oz. container of candied cherries and diced them in smaller pieces, rather than in half like the recipe says.)

Candied Cherry Slices

Great Christmas cookie, this freezes well and is always a big hit.

1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 unbeaten egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups green or red candied cherries cut in half

Cream butter and sugar, blend in egg and vanilla. Add flour and mix well. Fold in nuts and candied cherries. Divide dough into 3 romms, wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Chill 3 hr. or overnight. Cut rolls into 1/4 slices. Bake at 325 for 13-15 minutes. These freeze well.