Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ryan's not going to like this...

but here are the recipes from the cookie plate. They are seriously all so yummy.

Romney Fudge (also the fudge on the back of the Marshmallow Creme jar)

3/4 c. butter
3 c. sugar
2/3 c. evaporated milk

Bring these to a boil on medium. Stir and boil for 5 minutes.

12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 jar Marshmallow creme
1 t. vanilla
1 c. nuts (I use pecans, because Ryan doesn't like walnuts...but walnuts are good!)

Take the pot off of the burner and add these ingredients. Stir until very combined. Pour into 9X13 and freeze (covered) until ready to serve.

Spritz--kind of like sugar cookies, but crisper

1 1/2 c. margarine (softened)

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 egg

1 t. vanilla

1 t. baking powder

3 3/4 c. flour

Mix all ingredients together. Get out a cookie press (see this link to see what I'm talking about). Press out your cookies and sprinkle with colored sprinkles. bake at 375 degrees for 7-10 minuntes. Makes 100 cookies, easy.

Christmas Crumb Bars--everyone's favorite, it seems. Tons of compliments this year.


1 lb. butter, softened
2 1/2 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. Almond extract
2 t. baking powder
2 eggs
6 c. flour (divided)
about 20 oz. jar cherry jam (you could use other sour jams: raspberry, plum, currant but don't.)

Mix all ingredients except flour and jam. Add flour one cup at a time (roughly 5 c. ), until heavy and beginning to pull away from sides of bowl. Pat about 3/4 of the dough into a large cookie sheets (with sides), forming a crust around edges so jam doesn't leak out. Spread with jam. Add another cup or so of flour to make remaining dough really crumbly. Crumble it over the jam, then bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and cut into bars.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies--so good.

Click on this link to go to the Allrecipes.com for the recipe. Read the reviews...I always do. My only advice: do not overcook (it's hard to tell, because they are brown cookies).

And PLEASE...if you make these, or have made anything else I've suggested: LET ME KNOW. I would love to hear if you've made them and liked them!

22 comments:

Lorena said...

Looks good...but I need point values on these, please.

I don't eat anything without knowing how many points it has. (Yeah, right...have you looked at my scale?)

Nortorious said...

I totally make the fudge on the back of the evap milk can and then claim it as my own.
Never volunteer your sources.

Laurie & Dan said...

My mom always made spritz, and I've tried several years, but my cookie press makes me say bad words. I'm thinking I'll just do double fudge batches. The fudge I make is one my mom's friend snuck out of her visiting teachee's house after the old lady died! She called and said, "Sue died, but I got the fudge recipe!" I'll let you know the consensus when I try your bar cookie. Thanks for posting such fun stuff.

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes, Jessica! This will aid me in my efforts to become exactly like you! (Don't chuckle...I'm being totally serious.)
I LOVE the new "quick quote" by Jane on the side...very astute observation!
So, did I offend Ryan with my snarky comments yesterday? It's okay...you can tell me...

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes, Jessica! This will aid me in my efforts to become exactly like you! (Don't chuckle...I'm being totally serious.)
I LOVE the new "quick quote" by Jane on the side...very astute observation!
So, did I offend Ryan with my snarky comments yesterday? It's okay...you can tell me...

Lauren said...

Ahh...I accidentally printed my comment twice and I don't know how to delete one! Ahhhhhh!

Pineapple Princess said...

Jessica, thanks for stopping in @ my twin's place--sure made our day.

Cookies, cookies, cookies, ya I need 3 dozen of them for a cookie exchange and I am cookie challenged. Dessert challeneged would actually be more correct. Whenever I accidentally sign up to make a dessert, I just make a brownie mountain, from a box of course. One of my first posts was about that. Anyway, does a browning count as a cookie?

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

You're inspiring.
I have had a brand new cookie press in the box for a few years now. It's never been used. This year that's all gonna change.
And I must try the fudge.

gab said...

Yum. Thanks!

brooke romney said...

The fudge I make is almost the same, but I add a chopped up symphone bar too! Yum. They all look D'lish.

brooke romney said...

The fudge I make is almost the same, but I add a chopped up symphone bar too! Yum. They all look D'lish.

Jill said...

Thank you! I've been wanting to gain weight and get really fat for the holidays...and with these, I am well on my way!!!! They sound delicious!!!!!!!!

Karen said...

Hey, I knew we were meant to be friends...Spritz are a tradition at my house too! We make them long and skinny then dip the end in melted chocolate and then dip that in sprinkles. Yummy!

Thanks for the recipes. I want to try the cherry bars. They sound really tasty.

Bridget said...

Those all look so good. I feel my will power weakening by the second.

crystal said...

Ohhhhhh....my eyeballs are rolling in the back of my head just READING about the PB cup cookies. YUM!

Um, do you need my address so you can get my treat plate to me?...... :)

Ilene said...

The PB cookies and crumb cookies were the favorites in our house (not that all of the other sugared delights had any trouble going down either).

Would it be tacky if I delivered and identical goodie plate to you next week?

Paige said...

I'm trying those crumb things. But I need a dessert for a primary dinner party Friday (what the hell kind of dinner party is an assigned potluck? Make the whole meal, you idiot?) Any ideas for a dinner party dessert? Must be chocolate.

Matthews Family said...

I always love some new recipes, especially ones you've tried. Thanks Jess.

Heidiram said...

Paige: About the potluck, we had a brownie pizza the other night which was very yummy. Cook the brownie in a pizza pan, frost with chocolate frosting, and add m and m's, cut up snickers, etc. And to add a really neat touch, go to the pizza joint down the street and ask them for a pizza box. It's REALLY fun when guests open up the pizza box and are surprised by what's inside.

Kenny, Linsey and Caleb said...

Thank you! Getting on the plane tonight, so baking can begin in earnest in about 37 hours!

Carie said...

These all look delicious. My new favorite is a soft ginger molasses cookie, I will have to send you the recipe.

Tammy said...

Jessica...do you remember how much I loved your peanutbutter cookies with the kisses. I think the key was that you sprinkled sugar on top of the cookies which gave it an extra touch if I recall. I loved those things. You were a GREAT cookie maker, yum, I am craving them now.