Posts tagged ‘Fruit’

June 18, 2011

Mama Bear’s chunky fruit and oatmeal cookies

Mary Roeser

Makes: 2 dozen cookies

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup low-fat or skim milk
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups Quaker oatmeal (quick, uncooked)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup diced dried mixed fruit
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

Beat butter and sugars until fluffly. Beat in milk, egg and vanilla.

Add dry ingredients, and mix well. Stir in nuts and fruit.

Place dough in heaping tablespoons on cookie sheets, three inchs apart, and flatten the mounds. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool one minue on cookie sheet and then remove to wire rack. Store tightly covered.

*Chef’s note: This is my late grandmother’s recipe. A delicious and satisfying cookie! Great for a snack or a sweet treat you won’t feel guilty eating. If you’re afraid it looks too healthy, don’t shy away– I promise it’s┬ávery tasty. Mama Bear knew what she was doing in the kitchen.

May 8, 2011

Cathy’s apple dumplings

Lana Gomez, West Hollywood, CA (All the Wright Stuff cookbook)


Serves: 8

  • 4 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 2 cans Pillsbury crescent rolls (16)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 can Mountain Dew
  • cinnamon to top
  • vanilla ice cream

Lightly coat an 8″ x 11″ baking dish with butter. Peel, quarter and core the apples. Wrap each quarter in one triangle of dough. Place into dish (OK if touching).

In small saucepan, melt butter and sugar until combined. Pour over top so well covered. Pour soda over each dumpling. Sprinkle cinnamon over top.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until tops golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

*Chef’s note: OHMYGOSH was this good. Probably the easiest delicious dessert you ever could make. DO IT. I’d serve it to company it’s so great and easy. I’m not even ashamed to admit I ate one cold left over the next day–doesn’t even have to be hot to be delicious. But you still have to eat one warm out of the oven with plain vanilla bean ice cream. MMM! I don’t know who Cathy was/is, but she sure knew/knows what tastes good.