December 18, 2009

Rice Chex Cookies

1 1/2 cup corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
12 cups Rice Chex Cereal (1 box)
8-10 oz can of cashews

Mix cashews and cereal together in large bowl.

Combine syrup, peanut butter, butter and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil for one minute. Pour over cereal and nuts. Spoon into a large butter cookie sheet. Let cool.

Butterscotch Haystacks

2 Bags Butterscotch chips
2 cups peanuts
1 bag Chow Mein Noodles

In a large bowl, mix the noodles and peanuts.

Melt chips in a double boiler on the stove OR in the microwave - 15 seconds at a time.
Add to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper to cool.

Graham Cracker Delights

1 cube butter
1 cube margarine
1/2 cup sugar
3-4 ounces sliced almonds
Graham Crackers

Fill a cookie sheet with a single layer of Graham crackers. Sprinkle almonds over crackers.
Combine butter, margarine and sugar in a saucepan. Cook and stir until it boils. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Drizzle over crackers evenly.

Bake for 11 minutes at 300.
Remove from oven. Let cool for a minute. Remove (a metal spatula is best) and place on wax paper to cool completely.

December 15, 2009

Michael Jackson Cookies (aka Oatmeal/Chocolate Chip Cookies)

2 cups Margarine (or 1 1/3 - 1 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil)
4 Eggs
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Vanilla

Mix together, then add:
2 bags Chocolate Chips (1 bag Milk Chocolate and 1 bag White Chocolate Chips)
3 Cups Flour
4 cups Oatmeal

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes

Makes about 8 dozen

Must do the "Thriller" dance while eating said Michael Jackson cookies!

December 7, 2009

The BEST Peanut Brittle Recipe

1/2 cube margarine (NOT butter)
1 cup raw Spanish peanuts
1/2 cup white Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
Dash of Salt
1/4 cup water

To add later:
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Allow to cook to hard crack stage (300 degrees). Take from heat and add soda and vanilla. Stir well, then pour onto greased cookie sheet and cool. Break into pieces. Run paper towel over pieces to dab off excess grease.

You can double this recipe and be fine - I have even tripled it and been okay - just make sure you grease more cookie sheets. Getting this to 300 degrees takes a LONG time. It took over 45 minutes for a triple batch. Have someone help stir or distract yourself with a movie.