Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2 dessert Ideas that you might have already have the ingredients for.

Peanut Butter Crisscrosses
Makes 10 servings
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar packed
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In a medium bowl, stir flour, baking soda and salt until blended; set aside.
3. In a large mixer bowl at low speed, beat butter or margarine, peanut butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs and
vanilla until well blended, scraping bowl and beaters as needed. Gradually add flour mixture until blended.
4. Using a teaspoon of dough at a time, form small balls or drop dough about 1 inch apart on ungreased.
baking sheets. Dip a fork in flour and flatten each cookie with a crisscross design.
5. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned and set in center. Cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight

Easy Apple Crisp
Makes 8 servings
5 cups apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 4 large)
1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground
1/2 teaspoon allspice ground
Dash nutmeg ground
1/4 cup wheat germ toasted
1 cup oats old-fashioned
1/2 cup nuts chopped
1/3 cup butter melted or margarine
1. Heat oven to 375°.
2. Place apple slices in a greased 8-inch square shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
3. Combine dry ingredients with oats and nuts and mix in melted butter or margarine until mixture is
crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.
4. Put in oven and bake about 25 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm or cold topped with
milk and a dash of nutmeg, or with cream or ice cream.

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