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Nancy, feel free to divide these recipes up over several newsletters, as you have room. I never want to monopolize the newsletter with my recipes. I just enjoy sharing.
Robbie IN

There was recently a request for recipes for Cake Mix cookies. I did not keep the name of the individual, who had misplaced her recipe, as I thought there would be an overwhelming response from other readers. I have many, many cookie recipes that use a cake mix. I am submitting these as I think they are the most common. Joy might want to use cake mixes to make at least part of the cookies for her son's upcoming wedding. It would be an easy way to add various flavors and colors of cookies to the event. Also, Nancy's site has many other great recipes that use cake mixes.

Cake Mix Cookies

1 box of any flavor cake mix- 18.25 ounce
8 ounces soft Cool Whip 1 large egg
1 teaspoon extract - flavor should match your cake mix (Use vanilla or almond with chocolate, lemon with lemon cake mix, etc)

Pour cake mix in large bowl. Whip egg with a fork and then mix it in the cool whip. pour the egg/Cool Whip mixture in to the cake mix and mix very well. Scoop out teaspoon of batter on spoon and use another teaspoon to take it off the first one onto a plate of powdered sugar. Roll in the powdered sugar and put on to a cookie sheet. Bake

350 for 12-13 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Robbie IN
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Gooey Butter Cake Mix Cookies

1 box of any flavor cake mix- 18.25 ounce
1 - 8 ounce package of soft cream cheese
1 egg
1 stick soft butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar

Mix all together. Chill for 2 hours. Roll into balls and then into powdered sugar. Bake at 350 degrees on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes.

When slightly cooled roll again in powdered sugar. Nuts could also be added to recipe or cookies could be rolled in nuts or colored sugar.
Robbie IN
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Duncan Hines Chunky Chocolate Cookies

1 pkg Duncan Hines Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

PREHEAT oven to 350 F. PLACE cake mix, eggs, melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in large bowl.

STIR with spoon until thoroughly blended. STIR in chocolate chips and pecans. DROP by level measuring tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. BAKE at 350 F for 12 minutes for chewy cookies (cookies will

still be puffed) or 14 minutes for crisp cookies. COOL 2 minutes on baking sheets. REMOVE to cooling racks. COOL completely.
Robbie IN
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Carrol's Almond Cookies

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. flour
1 egg white slightly beaten
1 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg yolk
Toasted almonds, chopped

Cream butter, shortening, vanilla and salt. Add sugar, gradually creaming until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk. Add flour in thirds blending only until smooth after each addition. Chill dough. Shape into 3/4” balls. Roll in egg white then into chopped almonds. Place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Flatten each ball slightly and press an almond piece in the center. (or candied cherry). Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Or until delicately browned.
Marianne in Idaho
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Fresh Apple Cookies

2 c. flour
1 egg
1 t. baking soda
1 c. chopped apples
1/2 c. shortening
1/4 c. milk or apple juice
1 1/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
1 c. nuts
1 c. raisins (optional)

Mix dry ingredients. Cream shortening and sugars. Add spices. Beat. Add 1/2 flour, then wet ingredients gradually add apples, raisins, nuts. Add rest of flour and apple juice. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes. Glaze.

While warm with powdered sugar and milk. These are very good, and recipe should be doubled.
Marianne in Idaho
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M and M Cookies

1 pkg M&M’s
1 t. vanilla
1 c. margarine
2 ½ c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. soda
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 t. salt
1 c. chopped nuts

Chop 1/2 c. M&M’s and save rest for topping. Beat margarine, sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mix. Stir in M&M’s and nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350°

For 9-11 minutes. Remove immediately and press 3 M&M’s into top. Cool. Makes 5 dozen.
Marianne in Idaho
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Mexican Wedding Cookies

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. shortening or margarine
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 c. nuts, chopped
6 T. powdered sugar
1/2 t. salt

Cream butter, shortening and vanilla then add powdered sugar. Stir in flour and salt gradually. Add nuts. Roll in balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten out a little bit. Bake at 400° for 8-9 minutes until light brown. Roll in powdered sugar while warm. Makes 3 dozen.
Marianne in Idaho
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Chocolate Filled Snowballs

1 c. butter or margarine
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2/3 c. chopped nuts
2 1/4 c. sifted flour
1/4 t. salt
Hershey’s kisses or large chocolate Chips

Mix all ingredients except kisses. Shape 1 t. cookie dough around 1 kiss or 2 large choc chips. Bake 15 mintues at 325°. Roll in powdered sugar while warm.
Marianne in Idaho
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Walnut Waffle Brownie Cookies

1/3 c. shortening
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 t. vanilla
3/4 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. each soda and salt
2 T. milk
1 c. finely chopped walnuts

Melt shortening and chocolate over low heat. Cool slightly. Add sugar, egg and vanilla and beat well. Sift flour with baking powder, salt and soda. Add to chocolate mixture along with milk and walnuts. (just 2/3 c.) Stir until well mixed. Drop by teaspoon onto preheated low waffle iron. Sprinkle each one with a few nuts. Bake 3-4 minutes or until cookies are done. Makes about 18 small cookies.
Marianne in Idaho
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Hershey's Chocolate Drop Cookies

1 c. sugar
2/3 c. flour
1/3 c. butter or margarine
1 egg
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 oz. Hershey’s baking chocolate melted
1 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 t. vanilla
Garnish with walnut halves, if desired

Combine sugar, butter and egg in small mixer bowl; beat until well combined. Add chocolate and vanilla; blend well. Combine flour baking soda and salt. Add to chocolate mixture. Stir in nuts. Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased baking sheet. Garnish each with walnut half. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Marianne in Idaho
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Karen ask about a gasket for her Cook's Collection Pressure Cooker.
Cook's is sold at JCPenny as well as on QVC.
Cook's is made by Salton.
Salton Customer Service number is 1-800-233-9054
QVC Supplies this number to Order Gaskets 1-800-925-8634
Hope this helps.
Darr AZ

Hi Nancy,
I purchased a heart shaped cookie pan from Wilton a couple of weeks ago to make a big cookie for my grandkids for valentines day. It had a recipe for a Chocolate Chip Heart Cookie with it. The cookie was delicious, easy to make and tasted much better than those purchased at the supermarket. You can have it finished in 20 minutes or less depending on your oven. The grands loved it and are begging for another one. (of course, I made the hubby one too. lol)

Chocolate Chip Heart Cookie

1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° , Spray pan with vegetable pan spray. In large electric mixer bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread dough onto prepared pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool before cutting. Decorate. Serves 8-10.
Earlene from NC
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I am in need of some recipes for an afternoon anniversary party this August for about 50 people. We are thinking of sandwiches and other finger foods as well as punch. If you have any other ideas, they will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. Karen, SW Arkansas

This is in reply to Karen, 2-14 COOKS Pressure Gasket. There are two phone numbers you can try:
QVC gives the phone number 800-925-8634; the other number is 1-800-233-9054
Brenda, Summerville

For Karen (Feb 14th)
Try contacting customer service at: http://www.ttustore.com/Contact-Us_ep_41-1.html
Tabletops Unlimited seems to have a vested interest in the Cook’s pressure cooker.
Be sure to give them any info you have such as make, model, size, what it seems to be made of.

They manufactured a couple of types. They may be able to help get you a gasket.
Please let me know if this worked for you.

To Karen I have mirro matic and presto cookers, but I get replacement parts at an Ace Hardware Store here in Texas. Might check them out. Take a gasket with you. Might be the same.

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Chia seeds are low carb and gluten-free, making them perfect for diabetics, low carbers, and those who are gluten intolerant. They also have healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber as well as other nutrients.

Your body can absorb the nutrients without the seeds having to be ground (unlike flax seeds), so you can use them whole or ground. They oxidize slowly, so they don't go rancid quickly.
Bill, Alb

Fran/Utica NY
I'm so glad you're going to try the recipe and I hope you won't be disappointed. You get so much dough from this recipe that I use some of it for sesame cookies. God Bless You, Too - Donna/Buffalo NY

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Here is a low carb meatloaf with only six carbs in the entire loaf, thus the name. This recipe is from http://www.lowcarbfriends.com which is the source. You may also convert your favorite meatloaf recipe by substituting crushed pork rinds for crackers, bread or oatmeal. I make crumbs from an entire bag of pork rinds in my food processor then bag them in 1 cup portions and store them in the freezer. I also like Heinz Reduced Sugar Tomato Ketchup (1 carb per tablespoon) instead of the tomato sauce.

Six-Carb Meatloaf

2 Lbs Chopped Meat
3/4 cup Grated Romano Cheese
1 large egg
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 cup heavy cream
5-6 strips of crumbled bacon
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup tomato sauce

Mix all ingredients together if to moist add a little more cheese. Shape into a loaf place in a pan and take a pastry brush and coat the top with a little tomato sauce. Bake at 350 45 min The only carbs in this recipe comes from the tomato sauce as you use no bread. 6 carbs total in whole loaf
Sandra S
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Thank you for posting the greatest recipes on line! At eighty years of age I do all of the cooking at home and you help me keep it interesting!
Bob B

Thanks so much for the maple fudge recipe I will be trying this soon Again thanks so much and have a great day. God bless you
Does anyone have a recipe for macaroni & cheese that can be made ahead of time?
Maybe 24 hours ahead of time?
Thanks! Athena in DE



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In the 2/11 newsletter Karen requested a recipe for Microwave Impossible Pie. I found this in one of my cookbooks, but have not made it, so waited to send the recipe to see if others sent T & T ones.
Robbie In

Microwave Coconut impossible Pie

3 eggs
1/3 c. biscuit mix
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg- optional
3/4 c. flaked coconut
1 1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. butter, softened
Toasted coconut (optional)

Combine all ingredients in blender container; blend well. Pour into 9-inch glass pie plate. Microwave on high for 4 minutes; turn. Microwave on high 3 to 5 minutes longer. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
Robbie IN

Nice easy quick supper! My husband’s favorite pasta dish! We serve this with some cooked shrimp on top!

Pasta Carbonara
Makes: 4 servings
Freezing: not recommended

2 tsp. Canola Oil
3 cloves garlic , minced
4 oz. (about 3 thick slices) pancetta or bacon
2 eggs , lightly beaten
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese ( use the stuff in a jar!)
12 oz. spaghetti)

PREPARE pasta according to directions.

COMBINE oil, garlic and pancetta in skillet set over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until pancetta is slightly crisp. Stir together eggs and salt.

COOK pasta in large pot of boiling salted water for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain; return to pot over low heat. Stir in pancetta mixture until pasta is well coated. Stir in egg mixture; cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds or until eggs are lightly cooked but still creamy. Stir in cheese. Serve immediately with extra cheese.

Pasta is always best served immediately. And remember to start making your sauce before you cook your pasta; that way, the drained pasta never has to wait for the sauce to be finished before it can be “dressed”.
Donna in Colorado

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Easy Bacon and Cheese Quiche

1 (3 ounce) can bacon bits
1/2 cup chopped onion
5 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
1 (9 inch) deep dish frozen pie crust
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, mix the bacon, onions, and both cheeses. Place this mixture in the unthawed pie crust.

Mix the eggs and half and half in a bowl. Pour the egg mixture over the cheese mixture.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 35 minutes, until top of quiche begins to turn brown.
Makes 6 servings.
Bren in North Louisiana

This is what I made last night at the last minute. Mrs. Dash isn’t real spicy hot, I didn’t measure it but used about 1 tablespoon. I coated the chicken with the crumbs and cheese and since I had some leftover I dipped most of them in the egg and crumbs again. They were nice and crunchy. I might add a little more Mrs. Dash next time.
Betty in ME

My use-up-the-cheese-before-it-gets-moldy oven baked cheddar chicken recipe.

All of these ingredients are “more or less” measurements.

2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into chunks
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
1 Tablespoon or more Mrs. Dash spicy, tomato flavor, you could use any flavor you like
2 - 3 T. flour, or more as needed
1 egg
I shook on a bit of salt and pepper, you could add them to the ingredients in the bag

Mix egg with a little water.

Put bread crumbs, cheeses, and Mrs. Dash into a bag and shake. Coat chicken with flour, dip into egg mixture, and put the chicken in the bag with bread crumbs, cheeses, Mrs. Dash and shake.

Take them out and bake on a cookie rack on top of a cookie sheet covered in foil.

425 degrees for 20-25 minutes depending on the size of the chicken pieces. Turn them over part way through baking.
Betty in ME

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