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Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

From: Cooking Classy

These are my new obsession thanks to my friend Shannon.  She made them for a church function and now I can’t get enough.  You know the packed iced oatmeal cookies, I think it’s the “Grandma” brand???  Well, these are TEN TIMES BETTER!!!  I prefer no frosting because I’m weird, but they are so pretty with frosting and make the cookie complete.  Beware making these….you might not stop!


    • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1 cup butter, softened (I used salted)
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour oats into a food processor and pulse until partially ground, about 15 seconds. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground oats, for 30 seconds.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter, granulated sugar and light-brown sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 – 4 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing until combined after each addition. Stir in vanilla. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined (scrape bottom and sides of bowl as needed). Allow cookie dough to rest 10 minutes at room temperature.
  • Scoop dough out about 2 Tbsp at a time and drop onto a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven 11 – 15 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on baking sheet several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together powdered sugar and milk and dip tops of cooled cookies in icing and allow excess to run off or alternately spread icing over cookies. Return to wire rack and allow icing to set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Recipe Source: lightly adapted from Is This Really My Life? who adapted it from Novice Chef

Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies: Allrecipes

I like coffee flavored anything.  I would be a coffee drinker if I could (or chose to).  I read a book recently that was barely above par Key Lime Pie Murder, and in it was a bunch of different recipes which was kind of fun.  I tried a couple of them.  One of the recipes was for coffee cookies.  I realized that I didn’t write down the recipe before I returned it so I looked up a recipe on-line.  I tried it and it was pretty good.  I will say I liked them better the second day, and I wouldn’t cook them for full 10 minutes (I would say closer to 9 min).  I also used decaf coffee instead of the regular.  We had some friends over for brunch today and these were my appetizers…a morning cookie (who doesn’t love a cookie in the morning?)  If you make this tell me what you think.
  • 3/4 cup blanched slivered almonds (I just chopped up some pecans and used those and it was great)
  • 1/3 cup instant coffee granules (I got decaf)
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used half milk and half semi sweet)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Toast almonds in oven for 10 minutes or until brown.
  3. Dissolve coffee in 2 tablespoons hot water. In a separate small mixing bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Beat butter and sugar in an electric mixer at a medium speed until fluffy. Pour coffee, vanilla and eggs into the butter mixture; mix well. Reduce mixer’s speed to low and slowly pour flour mixture into the butter mixture.
  5. Fold chocolate chips and almonds into the dough. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, 3 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. (I wouldn’t bake it this long otherwise they will be kind of hard and biscutty) Go for about 9 min and see whatcha think.

Chocolate Pudding Cake: Vella Hayes

This is a famous pudding cake my Grandma Hayes used to make.  If you like oozy gooey chocolate, you will LOVE this:

1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/3 cup butter melted
7 TBL cocoa
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 cup hot water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup packed b sugar

Heat oven to 350.  In bowl combine sugar, flour, 3 Tbl cocoa, powder and salt.  Blend in milk butter, vanilla beat until smooth.  Combine brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle over the batter. Slowly pour boiling hot water over the batter and brown sugar-cocoa mixture. Bake chocolate pudding cake for 40 minutes. Let chocolate pudding cake stand for 5 minutes.

No Bake Cookies

I know you all must have a recipe for this favorite, but mine keeps getting lost so I need to just put it on here to keep it in one place and stop losing it.  This is one of Ernie’s favorites

1 cube butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
spoonfuls of cocoa (I add anywhere from 3-5 spoonfuls, it just depends if Ernie is watching me, he likes more)

Bring to a boil (boil for 1 min)
pinch of salt
take off heat, put in 1 tsp of vanilla
Add in 2-3 cups of oatmeal

Some fun additions depending on what ya like and what you are in the mood for: couple spoonfuls of peanut butter, nuts, coconut, and we added toffee chips last time

Sweet Treats: Oatmeal Chocolate Bars & Gingersnaps

These two recipes are one of my FAVORITE sweet treats.  I got the bar recipe from my sister-in-law Kellie who is the Queen of Bars!!!  The gingersnap recipe is from a lady in Ernie’s parent’s old ward…and it is my go to christmas cookie (they are SOOOOOO good).

Oatmeal Chocolate Bar

Make fudge
1 can of condensed milk
1 cup milk chocolate chips
add 2 TBL soft butter
2 TBL vanilla

Mix together:
1 cup melted butter
add 2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
3 cup oats
nuts optional (but what cookies aren’t good without nuts)

Get a 9×13 greased pan
Smash 2/3 oatmeal mixture on bottom and kind of spread up the sides a little
Pour Chocolate mixture over it
Put remaining oatmeal mixture on top (I make them into little pancake patties and piece it together

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

3/4 cup shortening
1 Cup sugar
2 eggs
3 1/2 T molasses
2 Cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 /2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon

Cream shortening and sugar.  Add eggs and molasses and mix well.  Combine flour and other dry ingredients, mixing well.  Make small balls of dough, about 1″ in diameter.  Roll in sugar.  Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  I like to take them out a closer to 8-9 minutes so that they are chewy. Mmm Mmm Mmm I can already taste them now!!!