Most other recipes use all butter, not like this one that uses 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. Take your choice.
Other recipes don't bake for 5 minutes before putting in the thumbprint. Take your choice.
Some recipes use pecans and some don't use any nuts at all. Take your choice.
A few recipes put the jam in the thumbprint before baking. Take your choice.
None of the other recipes I found used brown sugar. Take your choice.
We always follow Mom's recipe. It would be a sin to do otherwise.
These cookies go by the names of 'Meltaways' or 'Melting Moments'. You can find those recipes on the internet with slightly different directions, but the ingredients are the same. One recipe bakes them at 325 for 20 minutes.
Mom always rolled them into one inch balls. Then she flattened the ball into an oblong shape with a floured fork. She claimed that the ridges held the icing better.
I usually roll them into balls and then flatten them with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
You can ice them with a simple confectioner's icing or a cream cheese icing.
I like to stamp them with a Christmas Cookie design. If you do so, you'll have to sprinkle with colored sugars before baking as the icing will fill in the stamped design.
One Christmas, Regina iced them with the pink icing and then drizzled a few white lines on top in an abstract design.
This was a favorite cookie of Aunt Nettie who lived upstairs from us on Ontario Street.
Mom didn't have butterscotch, so she used chocolate morsels.
She didn't like peanuts, so she skipped them.
You don't actually need the water.
As a matter of fact, you could just follow the recipe for 'Noodle Clusters' on the bag of China Boy Chow Mein Noodles.
These are not just any cookies. These cookies aren’t the least bit cakey or chewy. Gooey really is the best descriptor. Even though these are nothing like a traditional chocolate chip cookie, they still make as one of my top 3 favorite chocolate chip cookies.
These Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cookies are basically Gooey Butter Cake in cookie form with some chocolate chips tossed in.
Great recipe for turkey leftovers
This Monkey Bread isn’t actually toasted…but each piece is dredged in a thick and creamy egg custardy situation, with cinnamon and brown sugar and all that’s good in the world.
Who knows what you’ll do when no one’s watching with something this good around?
Naturally, this can be made with regular whipping cream instead of coffee creamer (but why would you?). I topped mine with a buttery brown sugar mixture, but I wonder what would happen if you used a maple syrup concoction instead, for a more “French Toast” topping flavor? I’m going to find out soon and will let you know!
You know what I like to call these? Delectable, savory goodness in just, one, pop. Round little balls of simplicity, spiked with four ingredients that were made for each other: cheese, pumpkin, prosciutto with sweet maple syrup.
If I could eat these every day, I think I would.
Perfect for the holiday party, a half-time snack or for when you get a hankering for salty and sweet, these little nuggets will be the first thing to go at any get together and leave the crowd wanting more.
Fettuccine Alfredo. There’s nothing good about it, except for how good it is. It’s evil, ridiculous, and an affront to good sense…but look at the bright side: one recipe will feed over 800 people! It’s true. One bite pretty much fulfills a 200-pound human’s daily caloric requirements.
This is close to “real” Fettuccine Alfredo, though I think reports vary as to what “real” Fettucine Alfredo is. I remember reading the original recipe, which was made by a man in Rome named Alfredo. Isn’t that just a CRAZY coincidence? Anyway, Alfredo’s wife had morning sickness and couldn’t keep anything down, so he mushed together a bunch of softened butter and grated Parmesan cheese, tossed it in warm pasta, and she ate herself through her entire pregnancy.
Keep in mind that this is very, very rich. Honestly, as a main dish, this quantity would serve at least six. As an accompaniment for tenderloin, steaks, or grilled chicken, it’ll go even farther.
If you like Fettuccine Alfredo, you’ll fall in love with this one.