Monday, February 11, 2013

Cookies and Candy

Well hi! Lately I feel like I blink and whole weeks have passed - anyone else got this going on? So here I am, happily back and sharing some yummy recipes from my sister. My first disclaimer: these are dangerous. They are easy to make, easier to eat and they are way tastier than the sum of their parts. Consider yourself warned.

Square pretzels, rolos and m&m's - layer the preztels and rolos and bake in a 350 degree oven for 3 minutes, then take them out and smoosh the m&m on top. Let cool and eat. And eat. And eat.
My second disclaimer: my child likes my sister's chocolate chip cookies better than mine. Sigh. And they have crisco in them. I'm a crisco snob! I avoid it like the plague. But sometimes it makes a soft, yummy cookie to beat all others. This is one of those times. So here is the recipe (with variations) exactly as it was given to me:

Pudding Cookies:
Basic Recipe
1 stick softened butter
1/2 c. butter flavored crisco
1/4c. granulated sugar
3/4c. brown sugar
1 small package instant pudding
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/4c. flour
2c. chips

Bake at 350 for 12 to 14 minutes

Vanilla Pudding
1c. chocolate chips
1c. Plain M&Ms

Vanilla Pudding
1c. Regular Size Chocolate Chips
1c. Mini Chocolate Chips

Vanilla Pudding
2c. Butterscotch Chips

Chocolate Pudding + 2 TBSP. Cocoa Powder
1c. Regular Chocolate Chips
1c. Mini Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Pudding + 2 TBSP. Cocoa Powder
1c. Peanut Butter Chips
1c. Mini Chocolate Chips

I only had plain old Crisco and the cookies turned out just fine with it. We also added some Valentine's sprinkles to half the batter, just for fun and because you know we love sprinkles around here. I'm happy to report that my child (and at least one other) whole-heartedly approved of them. Teehee.


  1. The easy treats do sound quite tasty. I love sweet and salty together! And so funny about your kid liking your sis' cookies. I'm a shortening snob too but there are a couple recipes I just go ahead cuz it just makes that particular recipe. Moderation in all things! ;-)

  2. I make the same pretzel chocolate treat with hugs, instead of rolos. I call them "candy crack", as they're about as addictive as you can get! I bet the rolos are even better... BTW I was born and raised in the deep South, so Crisco has a revered place in my pantry LOL!


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