Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are my signature, go-to cookies that are a true crowd pleaser. Everyone I have made these rave about them. They are so easy and so yummy. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 cup oats
3/4 cup flour
1/2 shredded coconut
1/2 golden raisins
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 stick unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Heat oven to 350*. Combine oats, flour, shredded coconut, raisins, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda in a bowl. Beat butter and sugar together in separate bowl… Add egg and vanilla until just mixed. Stir in dry ingredient mixture. Take heaping tablespoon amounts and drop onto nonstick pan. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about two dozen cookies, depending on size.

M&M Cookies

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Ingredients:
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 white sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups m&m’s

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350*. Electronically mix together brown sugar, white sugar, shortening, eggs, and vanilla on low speed until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda, and salt… do not overmix this part. The dough will feel very thick and dry. Stir in m&m’s by hand. Roll into large balls and flatten slightly on the pan. Press extra m&m’s into tops. Bake about 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and transfer to cooling rack. Enjoy!!!

Georgia Peach Cobbler

Ingredients:
4 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
3 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In one bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place peaches in a greased 4-quart glass baking dish. Evenly sprinkle 1 cup sugar over the peaches. In another bowl, cream together the butter and remaining sugar. Stir in flour mixture a little at a time. Add the eggs and vanilla and be sure to mix all ingredients well. Lather the batter mixture over the peaches. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, XOXO.

Peanut Butter Blondies

I grew up with a mom who loves peanut butter and married a man who is equally as obsessed. These bars are a quick, easy-to-bake treat for those who just can’t seem to get enough peanut butter in their lives and in their mouths!

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INGREDIENTS

½ cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup peanut butter

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a glass 8×8 baking dish and set it aside.
  2. Combine the melted butter and light brown sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. (I used my Kitchenaid, but a hand mixer would also work.)
  3. Mix in the peanut butter. Make sure all of the wet ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  4. Add in the salt and flour.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly in the greased baking dish. (The batter will be very thick, so it is important that you spread it out as flat as you possibly can otherwise they may turn out a little lumpy.)
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Cool, cut into 9 bars, and ENJOY!

I used this Pyrex, which is one of my favorites. It’s nice to use the same dish to bake and transport treats in! I believe that baking should be fun, easy, and yummy. This recipe definitely fits that definition, XOXO.