Almond Joy Cookies, and sharing the JOY of Thanksgiving!

These Almond Joy Cookies are beautiful, crispy, yet moist in the middle. They are full of the goodies of an Almond Joy candy bar!  And, nobody can eat just one, even if it is a cookie! LOL! Sharing the Joy of Thanksgiving . . .then and now The season of Thanksgiving should be a time of JOY! And sharing the joy of Thanksgiving is also part of the Thanksgiving season. So, why not share the joy of this season with Almond JOY cookies? Why are we joyful at Thanksgiving? Being thankful brings JOY, and being thankful is what Thanksgiving is all about. After all . . . another name for Thanksgiving could be, a season of joy:) Sharing Then . . .The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians The Pilgrims were so thankful for the help the Wampanoag … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cookies with Grand Marnier Glaze!

Pumpkin Cookies with Grand Marnier Glaze, a cookie for grownups! Candace sent me a Facebook video of some pumpkin sugar cookies from Lauren's Latest blog. The cookies made such a nice presentation . . . really pretty with the glaze in the center. She was wanting to find a new cookie for her shop that was different from the traditional chocolate chip and oatmeal . . . one that was more for grownups. So, when I went to Mama's last week, I told her we would make them.  Fortunately, Mama wanted to help me make them. She likes cookies and muffins a lot because she can freeze them easily for herself and for company . . . like me! Making the Pumpkin Cookies with Grand Marnier Glaze . . . We decided that we would make the cookies by the … [Read more...]

Mama’s Glazed Pumpkin Cookies, a perfect fall cookie!

Mama's Glazed Pumpkin Cookies . . . A couple of weeks ago, Mama told me that she wanted me to help her make some Glazed Pumpkin Cookies the next time I went to visit her. I was totally IN! #1--I love to make cookies! And, #2--I love pumpkin!I had never made Mama's Glazed Pumpkin Cookies before. She had saved the recipe from somewhere several years ago. But, she was just in the mood to bake cookies, which at her age, doesn't happen very often now. Because I had made the Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Muffins the day before, I had some pumpkin puree in a container, which I took to her house. She wanted to make the cookies so she would have some to eat as well as some to freeze for company. Making Mama's Glazed Pumpkin Cookies . . . Mama is a … [Read more...]

Coconut Oatmeal Pecan Cookies, for Crispy Cookie Lovers!

Any Crispy Cookie Lovers out there? While some in my family like soft cookies, I prefer crispy ones. I think it goes back to my childhood eating the Lunchroom Ladies Oatmeal Cookies. Anyway, most of the cookies I make are softer, but when I found these Coconut Oatmeal Pecan Cookies, I thought I had really found a "keeper"! This recipe is from my first Katy's Korner cookbook, her Collection of Favorite Recipes from Katy's Corner. I have used the cookbook so much, now both the front and back covers have come off! Anyone relate to that? (I just tucked both covers inside the cookbook so I wouldn't lose them:)) Everything I have made in her cookbooks has been excellent, so I knew these cookies would be no exception. Making the Coconut … [Read more...]

Oreo Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies, YUM!!!

Hubby's new favorite cookie, Oreo Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies! Lynn is on an Oreo Cookie kick! Every time I turn around, he has gone to the grocery store, and bought ANOTHER package of Oreos. So, when an Oreo cookie recipe came across my email from another blogger, I thought, "OK, it's time to try to make homemade cookies using some of those Oreo cookies!" And, guess what . . . he LOVED THEM!!! And so did Candace, Trey, Jason, and the grandkids that came over to eat them! The original Oreo Cookies recipe from Beth, at The First Year Blog, did not have chocolate chips nor pecans in them. They were just plain sugar cookies with chopped Oreo cookies in them. But, since Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite of my grandchildren, and Lynn has … [Read more...]