Couple of the pies that I made today… Baked Surprise cake… no pic because frosting was not quite right, Pumpkin Pie… no pic because I already wrapped it up with foil, Pecan Pie… pronounced PEEECAN, and Lemon Meringue…
Would like to be 100% sure they all taste good, but that’s the worst part bout this… I won’t know until tomorrow when everyone eats some… EEEEK!
This is supposed to be pineapple bars… I think it turned out more like a crisp, though if I am careful I can get an entire piece out instead of a spoonful… I was worried it might be too rich, and sweet… But I don’t think they are too much of either. I changed the recipe I had a bit, and think it turned out pretty well. I included the recipe I used with my variations below in case you might want to try it out.
- 1 can crushed pineapple with juice (15-1/2 – 16 oz)
- 1 C white sugar
- 2 1/2 T cornstarch
- 1 T butter
- 1 T lemon juice
- 3/4 C shortening
- 1 C packed brown sugar
- 1 T vanilla
- 1 3/4 C all-purpose flour
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1 t salt
- 1 1/2 C rolled oats
- To Make Pineapple Filling: Mix 1 can crushed pineapple and juice, 1 cup sugar, 2 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch, 1 Tablespoon butter, and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice. Cook until thickened, cool.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Cream together shortening, vanilla and sugar thoroughly. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in rolled oats. Mixture should have a crumby texture. Press and flatten half of the mixture over bottom of a 13 x 9 1/2 x 2 inch greased pan. Spread with cooled filling.
- Top with remaining crumb mixture, patting lightly. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool, cut into bars and remove from pan if desired
Cake Mix Cookies I baked today. I tried doing two different kinds and then mixing some together for some cookies, and then others just of each cake mix flavor… today I used devil’s food cake mix, as well as funfetti… I must admit the pure chocolate ones taste much like a moist brownie in cookie form… But both types are very moist and chewy… Very tasty if I do say so myself!
I think the best part of it all is the compliment I got… “House smells like cookies… I like it!”
Recipe is below if you would like to try them….
1 cake mix
1/2 cup shortening, margarine, or butter (softened)
1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees & grease a cookie sheet
Cream together shortening, eggs and water
Mix in cake mix
Refrigerate dough for a minimum of 30 minutes (I have left it in fridge for up to 2 days, I find the longer it is in the fridge, the better they turn out)
Roll dough into walnut sized balls
Roll in granulated or powdered sugar & place on prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart
Bake 8-10 minutes depending on your stove and type of cookie sheet (darker sheets take less time)
Remove from oven, let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes, then remove to wire rack for cooling
Absolutely the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made in my life… Look at the size of these things! I love finding great recipes on the internet! I have already had requests for the recipe, so I have included it below… Enjoy!
Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.