Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Today we made Apple Oatmeal Cookies!

1/2C butter, 1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C honey, 2 eggs, 1/2t baking powder, 1 1/2C flour, 1t almond extract, 1C quick oats, 2 extra large Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced into 1/4″ pieces (about 2C)

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Cream butter and brown sugar.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Mix in eggs.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Add honey. Blend well. Mixture will curdle.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

In separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Stir in oats.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Add to wet ingredients until just blended.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Stir in apples.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Rocky Road Candy Bars

1C flour, 1C oats, 1C brown sugar, 1t baking soda, 1/2C butter
Filling: 2 eggs, 1C brown sugar, 1/2t vanilla, 2T flour, 1t baking powder, 1C mini marshmallows, 3 oz slivered almonds, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325F. Cut butter into dry ingredients until crumbly.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Press into 13X9″ ungreased dish or pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars
For filling, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

In separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add to wet. Blend well.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Pour over hot crust.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Sprinkle chips, marshmallows and almonds evenly on top. Press down lightly.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Blackberry Cake

Today we made Blackberry Cake!

1/2C butter, 1C sugar, 1t vanilla, 2 eggs, 2 1/2C flour, 2t baking powder, 12 oz fresh blackberries

Preheat oven to 350F.

Blackberry Cake

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Add eggs.

Blackberry Cake

Stir in dry ingredients.

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Mix in vanilla. Push blackberries through a fine-mesh sieve.

Blackberry Cake

Add the puree to the batter.

Blackberry Cake

Turn into greased rectangular baking pan.

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Top with chocolate syrup.

Blackberry Cake

Chocolate Strawberry Bars

Today we made Chocolate Strawberry Cookie Bars!

2 1/4C flour, 1t baking powder, 6T butter, 1/2C powdered sugar, 2C chocolate chips. 6T strawberry puree, 5T flour, 1t baking powder, 3T powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Choc Straw Bars

Mix first 2 ingredients with butter.

Choc Straw Bars

Add powdered sugar.

Choc Straw Bars

Press into bottom of greased rectangular baking pan.

Choc Straw Bars

Bake 10 minutes. Spread chocolate chips over crust.

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

As soon as melted, spread evenly.

Choc Straw Bars

Stir together puree and remaining ingredients– which have been sifted.

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Pour on top.

Choc Straw Bars

Choc Straw Bars

Bake 25 minutes or until just set in center. Cool before cutting.

Choc Straw Bars

Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today we made Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies!

1/2C honey, 1/2C butter, 1 egg, 1/2t vanilla, 1C flour, 1/2C rolled oats, 1/2t baking soda, 2T brown sugar, 2/3C chocolate chips, 2/3C salted peanuts

Preheat oven to 325F. Beat honey and butter until creamy but not fluffy.

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Beat in egg and vanilla.

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Stir into wet.

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Blend well. Add chips and nuts.

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Honey Chip Cookies

Chill one half hour. Drop by Tbs onto greased cookie sheet.

Honey Chip Cookies

Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Honey Chip Cookies

Squash Almond Bread

Today we made Squash Almond Bread!

1C baked, mashed acorn squash, 1 3/4C flour, 1C brown sugar, 1t baking soda, 1T cinnamon, 1 egg, 1/2C butter, melted; 1/2C coarsely chopped, smoked whole almonds, 1T almond extract

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix butter and brown sugar.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Add egg.

Squash Almond Bread

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to batter with squash.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Stir in almond exract.

Squash Almond Bread

Mix in almonds.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Turn into greased rectangular cake pan or casserole dish.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Bake 35-40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Squash Almond Bread

Cinnamon Buns

Today we made Cinnamon Buns!

1 envelope yeast, 1/4C warm water, 1/2C sugar, 5-6C flour, 3 eggs, 1/2C skim milk

Filling: 3T cinnamon, 3T brown sugar, 2T butter, melted

In large bowl, pour warm water (105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) on yeast. Stir until yeast is dissolved.

Cinnamon Buns

Add some flour and sugar.

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Add remaining ingredients, except for filling, gradually working them in, alternating with cups of flour until a slightly tacky dough is formed.

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Place in greased bowl. Turn over once. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Chill dough overnight. Punch down dough. Stir filling ingredients together.

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Roll out or stretch about 2T dough on a floured surface, to about 1/4″ thick.

Cinnamon Buns

Spread filling on top, leaving a little margin around the sides.

Cinnamon Buns

Roll up.

Cinnamon Buns

Place on greased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover sheet with plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour.

Cinnamon Buns

Preheat oven to 350.

Cinnamon Buns

Remove plastic wrap. Bake 10-15 minutes or until browned.

Cinnamon Buns