PERSIAN PEARLS

PERSIAN PEARLS Pistachios, dates, saffron, espresso coffee, fresh lemon and orange define these pearls of the desert! Tea, coffee or wine beverage completes the experience! Makes about 7 dozen 1/3 c. shelled, salted, pistachio nuts (I used Iranian pistachios) 1 c. whole dates (I used Dole brand) zest of 1 orange 1 k cup espresso … Continue reading PERSIAN PEARLS

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FRUIT AND NUT OATMEAL COOKIES

FRUIT AND NUT OATMEAL COOKIES Made with banana, strawberry preserves, raisins, pecans, oats and spice! If you like a soft, chewy spice cookie, you'll like this one! Makes approx. 5 dozen cookies Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1 sm. ripe banana (if you have a lg. banana, then use about 2/3 of it) 1/4 c. … Continue reading FRUIT AND NUT OATMEAL COOKIES

HILLARY CLINTON COOKIES

HILLARY CLINTON COOKIES Hazelnut coconut cookies with maple syrup. Topped with maple icing! Makes 45 cookies Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1/2 c. trans fat-free margarine 1/4 c. white sugar 1/4 c. light brown sugar 1 c. hazelnuts 1/4 c. Grade B maple syrup 1 c. flaked coconut 1/2 c. orange juice 2 t. vanilla … Continue reading HILLARY CLINTON COOKIES

APPLE DATE COOKIES

APPLE DATE SPICE COOKIES with sliced almonds. Drizzled with lemon icing! Makes 3-1/2 dozen Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1/2 c. trans fat-free margarine 1/2 c. sugar 1 c. whole dates, finely chopped 1 t. vanilla extract 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. salt 1/4 c. finely ground flax seed 1/4 c. unfiltered, pure pressed … Continue reading APPLE DATE COOKIES

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP REFRIGERATOR COOKIES

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP REFRIGERATOR COOKIES with cashews and coconut. The lightest textured chocolate chip cookie you'll ever taste! Makes 5 dozen Preheat oven to 350 degrees 1 stick salt-free margarine, I used Fleishman's brand zest of 1 orange, plus 6 T. of the juice, strained 1 c. dark brown sugar, firmly packed 2 t. vanilla … Continue reading MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP REFRIGERATOR COOKIES

SWEET LIME COOKIES

SWEET LIME COOKIES with coconut and almonds. Topped with cherries! This is my macaroon! Makes 52 cookies Preheat oven to 400 degrees 1/2 c. trans fat-free margarine 1/2 c. sugar 1 c. powdered sugar 1/2 c. fresh squeezed strained lime juice, about 6 or so limes - squeeze your own! 1 t. baking soda 2-1/2 … Continue reading SWEET LIME COOKIES

COOKIE COATED RED GRAPES

COOKIE COATED RED GRAPES Whole red grapes wrapped in an allspice and Balsamic sugar dough. Baked, then dipped in chocolate! Extra special! Makes 32 cookies Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1 stick margarine 1 c. firmly packed brown sugar 1 t. salt 1 t. baking soda 1/4 t. finely ground black pepper 2 T. Balsamic … Continue reading COOKIE COATED RED GRAPES

SMOKED ALMOND CHOCOLATE COOKIES

SMOKED ALMOND CHOCOLATE COOKIES with raisins, Chipotle powder and coffee! Complex and satisfying! With each bite of the cookie, new flavors emerge! Makes 9-1/2 dozen Preheat oven to 375 degrees 2 c. smoked almonds 1 c. chocolate chips 2 c. raisins 1/4 c. finely ground flax seed 1 stick margarine, softened at room temperature 1 … Continue reading SMOKED ALMOND CHOCOLATE COOKIES

COCOA COCONUT CLOVE COOKIES

COCOA COCONUT CLOVE COOKIES with ginger and sliced almonds! Makes a great holiday cookie! Intense flavors contrast with light textures, surprising the palate! Makes 5 dozen Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1/2 c. trans fat-free margarine, at room temperature 1 c. sugar 1 t.baking soda 1 t. salt 1/2 c. grape juice 1 T. powdered … Continue reading COCOA COCONUT CLOVE COOKIES

SAFFRON ALMOND COOKIES

SAFFRON ALMOND COOKIES with raisins and Marsala wine. Topped with cocoa-sugar. The perfect cookie! Melts in your mouth! Makes 4-2/3 dozen Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil 1 t. salt 1 t. baking soda 1 pinch saffron stigmas 1 T. Balsamic vinegar 1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed firmly 1/2 … Continue reading SAFFRON ALMOND COOKIES

PINE NUT TEA WAFERS

PINE NUT TEA WAFERS A simple cookie that serves up well at tea time! If you like pine nuts, you'll love these little gems! Makes 4-1/2 dozen Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1 c. pine nuts (pignoli) 1/2 stick margarine 2/3 c. sugar 2 t. vanilla extract 1 t. salt 1 c. flour, sifted (sift … Continue reading PINE NUT TEA WAFERS

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES WITH ORANGE ZEST

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES WITH ORANGE ZEST Orange juice replaces the eggs in these chocolate chip cookies. The orange zest imparts a subtle orange flavor! Makes 5-1/2 dozen Preheat oven to 375 degrees 2 sticks salt-free margarine, softened at room temperature 1/2 c. white sugar 2/3 c. packed brown sugar 1 t. vanilla extract 1/4 c. … Continue reading CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES WITH ORANGE ZEST

BLACK PEPPER ‘BACON’ COOKIES

BLACK PEPPER ‘BACON’ COOKIES Dark cocoa, brown sugar, apple smoke flavor, maple syrup, allspice, sage and ginger with black pepper and soy bacon bits. If the dairy people can make bacon flavored ice-cream, I can make ‘bacon’ cookies. Whoa, texture and flavor down perfect. Crispy, chewy, a little oily, salty, sweet, hot, smokey. Yup, it’s … Continue reading BLACK PEPPER ‘BACON’ COOKIES