Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips


 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl cream together sugars, butter, shortening, egg and vanilla. In another bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to wet ones and mix. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake until slightly brown (10 minutes). Immediately remove from baking sheet and let cool.

Makes about 2 dozen

Recipe from Tricia Green

Cake Balls

Ingredients 1 cake mix (any flavor) 1 tub store bought frosting (cream cheese is good) 1 package almond bark (aka candy coating) any special additions you want! Directions Make cake mix according to package When cake mix is just out of the oven, break it up and put it in a large bowl Mix in frosting. Put mixture in freezer for 20-30 minutes until cool and easy to handle. Scoop 1-2 TBS into a ball. This ball can be as big as you want Put balls on a cookie sheet and back into the fridge or freezer until cool and firm (about 10-20 min) In the meantime, melt almond bark in a double broiler. When balls are ready, coat in the almond bark. Add more almond bark through the process if it starts to get too clumpy. Put coated balls back on cookie sheet until firm (5 min or so) Recipe by Jessica Nye