Originally Posted by LaceyDF
I am also looking for a couple of good cookie recipes
Try this one...it makes 4 dozen, and it wonderful.Orange Date Treasure Bars
8 oz. pkg. chopped dates
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (I use unsalted)
1/2 cup water
1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated orange peel (fresh is best)
3 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon grated orange peel (again fresh is best)
**My one comment from making this, is that next time, I am adding some softened cream cheese to this frosting for added richness, flavor and better texture**
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease 15x10 inch jelly-roll pan. In a heavy 3 quart saucepan combine dates, sugar, butter and water. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until dates soften (5 to 8 minutes).
Remove from heat. Add remaining bar ingredients.
By hand, stir until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Spread into greased pan.
Bake near center of 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Spread with frosting, cut into bars.
In 1-1/2 quart mixer bowl, combine all frosting ingredients. Beat at medium speed, scraping sides of bowl often, until light and fluffy (1 to 2 minutes).
Truly these are wonderful.
1/2 cup shortening (I prefer real butter, unsalted)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
48 Hershey's Kisses Milk Choclate (plain, no almond)
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Remove wrapper from the Kisses. In a large bowl, beat shortening and peanut butter until well blended. Add the 1/3 cup of the sugar, and the brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add milk, egg, and vanilla and beat well. In a seperate bowl, stir flour, baking soda and salt together; gradually add to the peanut butter mixture.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar, and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately place a Kiss on top of each cookie, pressing down so cookie cracks around edges.
Remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack, cool completely.
makes 4 dozen. These are addictive!