Layered Cookie Bars


Layered Cookie Bars

3/4 cup butter

1 3/4 cup vanilla wafers, crushed (50 vanilla wafers)

6 tablespoons cocoa

1/4 cup sugar

1 can  (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

1 cup chocolate chips

3/4 cup brickle toffee bits

1 cup pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt butter in 13X9-inch baking pan in oven.  Combine crumbs, cocoa and sugar; sprinkle over butter.  Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly on top of crumbs.  Top with chocolate chips and toffee buts, then nuts.  Bake 25 – 30 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely in pan.  Cut into bars and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Served by Julie at Addams Family Musical dinner at Julie’s house.

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Cardinal Sugar Cookies

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Cardinal Sugar Cookies


4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 ½ sticks butter

2/3 cups shortening

1 ½ cups sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons vanilla


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.  In a nother bowl, beat butter and shortening together.  Add sugar and beat until fluffy.  Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well.  Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture beating until well combined.  Cover and chill 4 hours or overnight.  Roll on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness.  Cut into cardinal shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.  Allow to cool.  Decorate with frosting and red sugar crystals.

Julie Murphy at Christmas Brunch 2007



Cardinal Sugar Cookies


Russian Tea Cakes




Russian Tea Cakes


1 cup butter, softened

½ cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ cup chopped pecans


Mix ingredients (except pecans) together in a mixer until blended.  Add  chopped pecans.  Chil and roll in small balls.  Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  While warm roll in powdered sugar.


Kristin Habowski


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Chewy Chocolate Cookies



Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 stick butter, softened

½ cup brown sugar, packed

½ cup sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup chopped walnuts

½ cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a small bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda.  In another larger bowl, blend together butter and sugars until creamy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Add flour mixture.  Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.  Drop by tablespoonsfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.  Makes 2 dozen.

Julie Murphy served at Wired & Fired


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Chocolate Chip Cookies



Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 large eggs

2 cups (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.  Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in morsels and nuts.  Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.  Cook on baking sheets and enjoy.


Cindy Reschenthaler

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Best Ever Sugar Cookies

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Best Ever Sugar Cookies


1 cup butter, softened

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

1 egg

1 ½ teaspoons milk

2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla


Mix together butter and sugar; add egg and milk.  In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.  Add to egg mixture.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 375 for 8-10 minutes.


Julie Murphy with Olivia Murphy