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Making Tasty Skillet Cookies

How to make delicious skillet cookies

Fast, Easy & Yummy Cookies

Skillet cookies are interesting to make if you've never tried them, and once you get the hang of them, they're really easy. You'll make them over and over again. They call for simple ingredients and no oven! Just a stovetop will do.

Fun fact: the reason these cookies are called skillet cookies is because they are baked on skillet or griddle much like a pancake!

Getting Started

use a skillet to make cookies

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Grab Your Skillet!

There's also another version of the skillet cookie that is boiled in a pot on the stove and then dropped into cookie form. Both are considered old time skillet cookies. You can also fry them in oil as one of the recipes below does!

Try out these recipes and different methods and see what a delicious, gourmet cookie you can make on top of the stove!

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs - beaten
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 c. water AND 1/2 c. coffee cream OR 3/4 c. evaporated milk AND 3/4 c. water
  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • Jam
  • Confectioner's sugar

Instructions

  1. Fry these just as you would pancakes on a hot griddle or an electric skillet. To make the batter, combine well the eggs, sugar and salt. Blend in the cocoa and cinnamon. Combine separately the water and cream and add alternately with the flour to the egg mixture.
  2. Use 2 tablespoons of batter for each cookie and fry on a lightly greased griddle, turning each cookie only once, when the edges begin to brown and bubble slightly. While hot, spoon a little jam onto the center of each and fold over or roll them up, dusting them with confectioner's sugar. Makes about 1 dozen cookies.
How to make skillet cookies
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CHOCOLATE OATMEAL SKILLET COOKIES

CHOCOLATE OATMEAL SKILLET COOKIES

Recipe Courtesy of Cooks.com

These skillet cookies require no skillet, but are boiled and dropped instead.

Cook Time

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 40
  • Serves: 12-24 cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. cocoa
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 3 c. oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar, milk, cocoa, and butter and bring to boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, oatmeal, salt, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper. Chill until set. Store tightly covered.

Making a Skillet Cookie - AKA a Skookie!

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Mix up the variety of cookies in your house!

How to make skillet cookies
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SKILLET COOKIES

Courtesy of allrecipes.com

How to make skillet cookies
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 20-30 min
  • Serves: 24 small cookies

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  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces dates - pitted and chopped
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, dates, egg yolks and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat stir in the rice cereal, chopped pecans and vanilla. Stir and let cool.
  2. When you can handle roll into small balls then roll in confectioners' sugar.
Skillet Cookies

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WEST VIRGINIA SKILLET COOKIES

WEST VIRGINIA SKILLET COOKIES

Courtesy of Cooks.com

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 8 oz. pkg. dates - cut fine
  • 2 c. Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 c. pecans
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Coconut

Image by Vegan Feast Catering on Flickr

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Beat the eggs with the sugar and add this along with the dates to the melted butter. Heat for 10 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add Rice Krispies, pecans and vanilla. Mix well, then roll into balls. Roll the balls in coconut. These keep very well in the refrigerator.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Original image by cdharrison on Flickr

There are many ways to bake for Easter. You can make pies and cakes. But perhaps the items that get the most smiles and ooh's and ahh's are Easter Bunny Cupcakes. There are as many ways to make these as there are bakers. So be sure to use your own creativity. You can also incorporate chicks into the decorations and make some of the cupcakes bunnies and some decorated like chicks. If you want to take a break from Easter cookies this year, consider these delicious Easter Bunny cupcakes!

Getting Started

Making cupcakes

First Steps to Tasty Treats!

First, you'll need a great cupcake recipe. This recipe uses a boxed Betty Crocker cake mix which makes it very easy to whip up a batch of these cupcakes. Get the kids involved. But just make sure that you buy double the candy for the decorations.

Little fingers tend to steal a few nibbles here and there and you may find that there's no candy left to decorate with. Keep a few bags hidden until the last minute.

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More Tips

Easter bunny cupcakes

Tricks for Treats

After you've made your cupcake gifts, plan on how you want to decorate them. One way is described in the recipe below. Use marshmallows to make bunny ears. But other recipes make use of fondant rolled to look like bunny ears, pink sanding sugar for the insides of the ears, and even Peeps in pink bunny shapes to adorn the top of the cupcakes.

Other bakers opt for chocolate wafer cookies to serve as ears and still others use 3D bunny sugar decorations, bought at a craft store, and just decorate the top of the cupcake to look like grass. There's no wrong way to make Easter Bunny Cupcakes. You can even take a small chocolate bunny and place it atop the cupcake and call it done.

Image by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake

Be Creative

Then run with it.

Easter bunny cupcakes
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Ingredients

  • 1 Box Betty Crocker Super Moist yellow or white cake mix
  • Water along with vegetable oil and eggs as called for on cake mix box
  • Pink food color
  • 2 containers Betty Crocker Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 5 large marshmallows
  • Pink sugar
  • Candy decorations and sprinkles (as desired)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350F (325F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  2. Stir a few drops pink food color into 1 container of frosting. Frost cupcakes with pink frosting.
  3. Spoon 1 heaping teaspoonful white frosting on center of each cupcake. To make ears, cut each large marshmallow crosswise into 5 pieces with kitchen scissors. Using scissors, cut through center of each marshmallow piece to within 1/4 inch of edge. Separate to look like bunny ears; press 1 side of cut edges into pink sugar, flattening slightly. Arrange on each of the white frosting mounds as shown. Use candy decorations and sprinkles to make eyes, nose, and whiskers as shown. Store loosely covered.
  4. If you have only one 12-cup muffin pan, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Then bake the rest of the batter in the cooled muffin pan, adding 1 or 2 minutes to the bake time.

More on 'Easter Bunny Cupcakes'

Try your own ways to make yummy Easter bunny cupcakes and see what you like best. Children often come up with the best ideas that adults haven't even thought of. You can give them bowls of candy and sprinkles and see what they create.

It's magical and may become your favorite Easter tradition! Don't forget to ask them for ideas when you're at the store picking out embellishments, they might just surprise you with a good idea!

Easter Bunny Cupcakes - Tutorial

Easter Cookies!

Easter Cookies

Another Easter Craft

Tired of baking? Maybe your home needs a little Easter decor! How about an adorable hand crafted Easter tree? They are very cute, and creative too with the blown-out decorated eggs hanging from the branches. Interested in making your own? See the tutorial here.

Grilled Pound Cake Recipe

Grilled pound cake recipe

When it comes to cooking on the grill, one thing usually gets pushed to the back burner...dessert. Grilled pound cake is a super easy dessert that tastes great and can be easily personalized. You can top grilled pound cake with fresh fruit, chocolate, or yogurt and it will always be delicious.

Whether you make your own pound cake from scratch or buy it already made, grilling the pound cake will always be a crowd pleaser.

How To Make Basic Pound Cake

Easy Pound Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

This recipe is courtesy of FoodNetwork.com

Making this pound cake can get even easier than the recipe above. You can make it from a box mix as well! Just follow the directions on the box, bake, and let cool. Then throw it on the grill! No one will know that it came from a box unless you tell them.

Buttered Rum Cake

Buttered Rum Cake picture is courtesy of meggle on Creative Commons.

How To Grill Pound Cake

Grilled Pound Cake

Grilling the pound cake

You have already accomplished the hard part so give yourself a pat on the back. Now all you have to do is grill the pound cake and choose a topping... or not!

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Instructions:

Brush both sides of each pound cake slice with butter. Place it on the grill. Cover and grill 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Flip each slice and grill for another 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until slices are crisp and golden. You're done!

Select a topping (or not) and slather the pound cake in it. I have provided delicious topping recipes below. Serve the pound cake immediately.

Raspberry Sauce Recipe

  • 3 cups raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jelly

Combine all ingredients in pot and let simmer until thickened.

You can use this sauce to make delicious Grilled Pound Cake Dessert Sundaes.

Cream-Filled Grilled Pound Cake Recipe

Cream-Filled Grilled Pound Cake Recipe

Stuffed Grilled Pound Cake

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons pineapple cream cheese
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices pound cake
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Fresh strawberries and blueberries

Preparation:

1. Spread pineapple cream cheese evenly over 1 side of 4 pound cake slices. Top with remaining 4 pound cake slices.

2. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350 to 400) 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Top with whipped cream and berries. Serve immediately.

Recipe and picture courtesy of myrecipes.com

Quicker Pound Cake Toppings

  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Whipped Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Fresh Fruit

Cherry Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Cherry Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Cherry Chocolate Topping

Cherry Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) pitted tart cherries, undrained
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine cherries and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to cherries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Place two slices of grilled pound cake on each plate. Top with 1 tablespoon gourmet chocolate sauce and about 1/4 cup cherry sauce. Chocolate covered fruit on pound cake, can you think of anything more tasty?

Recipe and picture courtesy of tasteofhome.com.

Wilton Cupcake & Cake Decorating Set

This post contains Amazon affiliate links and we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links.Wilton cake decorating kitEver since I went to my aunt's house when I was 10 years old, I've dabbled in decorating cakes here and there. My aunt was a professional decorator so she would let me help decorate wedding sheet cakes while she did the tiered ones to be displayed at the reception. I had great fun learning tricks from her.

I've bought several of the Wilton Decorating Sets over the years for not only myself, but for some of my nieces that wanted to help decorate too. It is a great way to empower them since they have their very own tools.

Wilton 23-Piece Cupcake & Cake Decorating Set

What I love about this kit is that it is perfect for beginners and people like me that just don't have time to make elaborate cakes, but want the tools to add some flair to our creations. This 23 piece easy-to-use kit will allow anyone to join in the fun of cake and cupcake decorating by using the step-by-step instruction booklet and the following included tools:

  • 6 decorating tips (round tip 5, round tip 12, star tip 22, star tip 1M, bismark tip, and leaf tip)
  • decorating triangle
  • 8" spatula
  • 2 standard couplers
  • 8 of the 12 inch disposable decorating bags
  • 1 reusable professional bag
  • 4 icing colors (yellow, rose red, blue and green)

I use the small round decorating tip for writing, the star tip to create both stars and shell edging around the outside of cakes and the left tip most often out of the ones that are included. The couplers are great because they allow you to easily change out tips for the decorating bags. The offset spatula is just the right size for frosting cupcakes or a cake in a 9x13 pan. I don't use the decorating triangle much, but it is fun to use every once in a while when I make a round 2 tier cake and then use a turntable to run the triangle along the edge to create a pattern.

This set is a great choice for the amateur or wanna-be baker because it is affordable and includes most of the tools you need to create beautiful cake and cupcake designs. I've used it to make baby shower cakes, birthday cupcakes, Mother's Day cupcakes and much more over the years. Occasionally I buy some new food coloring and disposable bags, but otherwise, I've been using the rest of the stuff for years.

The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Over 150 Techniques and 80 Stunning Projects

The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Over 150 Techniques and 80 Stunning Projects

Create modern looking cakes following these tips and instructions.

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1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes

1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes

Use your new kit to create some of these 1000 different fun and festive desserts!

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The Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cupcakes (Betty Crocker Big Book)

The Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cupcakes (Betty Crocker Big Book)

I love cupcakes and after seeing some of the yummy goodness in this book, I'm getting one for myself.

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Here are a few videos from Wilton to get you started with your new cake and cupcake decorating kit!

Enjoy!!

Sausage And Apple Stuffing Recipe

sausage and apple stuffing recipe

Homemade Recipe

Stuffing is a traditional side dish that is usually served during Thanksgiving dinner. It can be made in a separate casserole dish or stuffed into a turkey before baking. Either way, it is widely known as absolutely delicious.

It can be a sweet and spicy mix of sausage, apples, and herbs that will have the whole family asking for seconds. The following recipe can be altered to taste but I think you should give the original a try before you start experimenting. Trust me, you won't be disappointed! I hope you enjoy this as one of your Thanksgiving dinner dishes.

The Tradition of Stuffing

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Where Did it Come From?

You may know, or it may be news to you that stuffing dates all the way back to the Roman Empire, and there are also traces of evidence that it was cooked in Ancient Italy as well.

Prior to England's 16th Century, stuffing was called, 'farce', coming from the French word, farcir which ultimately transformed from the Latin word, 'farcire' which means to fill up or stuff. Fitting, eh?

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Sausage And Apple Stuffing Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 pound spicy sausage
  • 1 cup of celery (diced)
  • 1 cup onion (diced)
  • 1 cup peeled Granny Smith apples (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons sage (minced)
  • 8 cups of sourdough bread with crust (cubed)
  • 1 cup of fresh whole milk
  • 1 cup of low-salt chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter (melted)
  • 3 large eggs - beaten to blend

Picture courtesy of devlyn on Creative Commons.

How To Prepare The Stuffing

Picture courtesy of Macheesmo on Creative Commons.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Then heat up your oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add in your sausage; then saute until the meat is browned, breaking into small pieces with your spoon, for roughly 8 minutes (depending on how fast your sausage cooks!) Using a sieve spoon, transfer your sausage into large bowl. Add in the celery and the next five of your ingredients to drippings in your skillet. Saute over a medium heat until your vegetables are soft (approximately 5 minutes). Add mixture to sausage.

Butter a 13" x 9" glass baking pan. Add in your bread to sausage mixture. Whisk together your milk, broth, and butter in a bowl to blend. Then transfer into stuffing. Season stuffing with salt and pepper to taste. Mix in eggs; transfer to prepared dish. Bake covered for around 30 minutes. Uncover and then bake another 20 to 30 minutes.

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Headed to a Thanksgiving Celebration?

Whenever I've spent the day making a Thanksgiving feast for my friends and family, I know that I like to feel that it is appreciated so when I get invited to someone else's house for the meal, I always try to bring a little thank you gift for the host and/or hostess.

Whether it is homebaked Thanksgiving cookies, bottle of wine, or a pumpkin-scented candle, the host/hostess are always thrilled when they open their surprise.

Don't forget to bring your host or hostess a token of your appreciation this year!

Other Popular Thanksgiving Dishes

There's so much more than stuffing!

Of course, the Thanksgiving table is always covered with so much more than just stuffing. So what are America's top dishes for Thanksgiving? Well, here is a list of our favorite food items. Let's see if you agree with these or not!

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Rolls
  • Corn
  • Cornbread
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • And of course, Turkey!
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