There's nothing like the smell of good Ole farm baking. You come in from doing up the chores after a long day. Give Mom a kiss and grab a few dumplings and pop them into your mouth to tide you over until dinner. These are easy and fast. Oh, just keeping the cookie jar full.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, prepare cookie sheets (greased)
Cream butter, sugar, egg, bananas and vanilla. Blend in coconut, oatmeal. Add baking powder, salt, baking soda, flour and spices, Mix thoroughly. With 2 in. Cookie scoop drop dough onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove to cooling rack. Glaze
1 cup powder sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 Tablespoons half and half
When cookies are finished baking, mix ingredients together in a bowl. I use my 2 cup Pyrex measure. With a small spoon drizzle glaze criss-cross over dumplings.
Happy Farm Baking
Oh my goodness, the cookie jar has been empty for two days. Mom are you sick? It's my own doing; I have spoiled them and pay for it when I have other projects.
Are you like me? I get elbow deep in a project, look up, and it's 5:00 pm, and I haven't even thought about dinner let alone the cookie jar. Well, mercy does happen to show up. I opened up the cupboards trying to stir up a bit of creativity, and it must be quick. I had all those odds and ends ingredients left over from Christmas time. Not really enough to make a batch on its own. So being a clever farm girl, I started throwing everything in the bowl. That is why they're called "Remnant" all the leftovers. Don't we just surprise ourselves? And they were mix up, pressed in the pan, in and out of the oven in less than 45 min. Quick work. Another fast favorite you might like is Suzanne s Shortbread. Wow, Peanut Butter & chocolate Remnant cookies are out of the oven. I just tasted them; They do the sweet tooth quite nicely. Very buttery, not too sweet. Did anyone notice the vintage plate I photographed the cookies on? I only have two pieces of this pattern. A shallow coffee cup and a soup bowl. This pattern fills my memories of my Great Grandma Coffman's kitchen table on Boone's Ferry Road. It was such a delight to take them off my "nic nac" shelf and share with you. Check out my store I just listed the cutest "pitcher" great for summer bouquets.
Bar cookies are an excellent choice to please all the different preferences in the house. These cookies are brown and crispy on the edges for some, soft in the middle for those like my Justin. This recipe is a keeper. Enjoy
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups firmly packed mini marshmallows
1 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups mixed chocolate morsels
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 9x13 baking dish, I used glass, lightly greased
Cream together, Peanut Butter, butter, sugars, till fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda. Blend, flour, graham crackers till thick dough forms. Add marshmallows and chocolates. Blend.
Press dough into a prepared pan, bake at 375 for 22-25 minutes. Cut and remove while slightly warm.