Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cherry Pie Bars

Here is a bar cookie that uses can cherry pie filling and is easy to throw together and perfect for picnics and parties.
Hope you enjoy it. 

Cherry Pie Bars

In a large bowl beat the following ingredients;

1 cup salted softened butter
2 cups sugar

Add ;
1/4 tsp almond extract
4 eggs one at a time beating after each one.

Blend in just until combined;
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt.

Spread 3 cups of the batter in a 15 by 10 or a little larger
well greased jelly roll pan.
Open 2 - 21 oz. cans extra cherries cherry pie filling
Spread that over the batter in the pan.
Next drop the rest of the the batter by tsp. over filling.
Bake for 35 minutes in a 350 degree oven till lightly brown.

Cool completely and drizzle with a glaze made of:
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp. melted butter
2 tbs. milk
1 cup confectioners sugar.

When the glaze sets up cut into bars and serve.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sour Cream Banana Bread

This is my very favorite banana bread recipe, I think because of the extra moisture that the sour cream adds.  My favorite way to eat it is sliced with whipped cream cheese on top.  Oh, and I'd double this recipe, because one loaf never seems to be enough.  Plus leftovers make a great breakfast snack.

Sour Cream Banana Bread

2/3 c. butter
1 1/3 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. bananas, mashed
2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 tspn baking powder
1 tspn baking soda
1/2 tspn salt
1/2 c. sour cream
1 c. chopped nuts

Cream butter and sugar together; add eggs and bananas, beat until smooth.  In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.  Add dry mixture alternately with sour cream to banana mix.  Blend well.  Fold in nuts and pour into a greased 9"x5" loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes.  Makes 8 servings

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Old fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Here is another of those recipes from that cook book I told you all about in a prior post called "I found a treasure". It's just a simple peanut butter cookie recipe from years ago that I have used for many,many years.

Cream together;
1 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar

Beat in;
1 cup peanut butter
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp.baking soda
3 cups flour.

Roll into small balls and place spaced apart
on cookie sheet. Press with a sugared
fork making criss cross marks on them.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 mins.
Cool before you remove these from sheet.
These will set up and be chewy as they cool.
Do not over bake or they will be too crispy.