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The best oatmeal raisin cookies

Happy National Oatmeal Cookie Day! You now have an official excuse to make some, and if you like raisins go ahead and throw some in because it’s also National Raisin Day.  I have so many oatmeal cookie recipes and more than one of them say they’re the best. So how could I pick the top […]


Published on April 30, 2010
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Cheri’s Butterscotch Rangers

by on April 17, 2010 · 4 comments


A few weeks ago a reader, Cheri, sent me her favorite Ranger Cookie recipe. It’s similar to the other three Rangers but with some distinguishing details.   The recipe is made with all-butter (no shortening) and in place of the coconut and chocolate chips are butterscotch chips.   The cookies were delicious and had a lot of flavor, though they were on the sweet side so […]


Published on April 17, 2010
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Ellie Krieger Cookies

Have you tried the new honey oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from Food Network Magazine? It’s on page 42 in the “Ask Ellie” section and it’s quite similar to the agave honey cookie I posted months ago but with some key differences.  For instance, it makes about double the yield, uses all honey instead of agave, and includes dried milk powder and almond butter, […]


Published on April 12, 2010
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I was watching Italian cartoons and drinking cappuccino in a hotel room when I got this email from Lisa E. telling me about some amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookies her friend brought to a party. The cookies were so good no one could eat just one…and they were big, too! Given Lisa’s review …


Published on March 27, 2010
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Ranger Cookies Made With Corn Chex

by on March 6, 2010 · 8 comments


The origin of Ranger Cookies is unknown, but here’s my theory. The recipe has been around since the 1930’s which coincides with the beginning of the radio program, The Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was a “serial” and Rangers contain “cereal” so maybe someone named them Lone Ranger cookies because of the cereal …


Published on March 6, 2010
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Kids’ Choice Fruit and Oat Cookies

by on December 10, 2009 · 6 comments


If you want a break from holiday cookies or just need something with a little more sustenance, I have the perfect cookie for you today. This one’s from King Arthur, and it’s fabulous. Along with the semi-virtuous addition of whole wheat and oats, the cookie is packed with flavors from nuts, fruit and …


Published on December 10, 2009
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sun crystals

If you’re curious about Stevia, the all natural herbal sweetener that’s been around for years, there’s now a convenient easy to find and easy to use granulated blend. It’s called Sun Crystals, and teaspoon per teaspoon, it’s about half the calories of regular granulated sugar. I saw Sun Crystals a few weeks ago in the […]


Published on October 7, 2009
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Oatmeal Praline Cookies

by on August 25, 2009 · 11 comments

Made a quick batch of these today too. This is an old recipe, but a good one. Oatmeal, Browned Butter, Pecan Praline Cookies 2 sticks butter (8 oz) — I used salted butter the first time I made these 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon […]


Published on August 25, 2009