Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 4 c. flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ c. butter
  • 1¼ c. packed brown sugar
  • 1¼ c. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 c. chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cream butter & sugar.
  2. Add eggs & vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients.
  3. Add chocolate chips. Bake about 10 minutes.

Photo Courtesy of Kari Sullivan on Flickr

Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

Toasted Butter Pecan Cake
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  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 c. chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c. milk
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 lb. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • ⅔ c. chopped pecans, toasted
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar & butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, & salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat just until combined.
  3. Fold in pecans.
  4. Pour into three greased 9" round baking pans. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans; set aside & cool completely.
  5. For frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, & vanilla. Beat in enough milk to achieve spreading consistency.
  6. Spread frosting between layers, inserting toothpicks to stabilize layers.
  7. Frost top & sides of cakes. Sprinkle with pecans. Store in refrigerator.

Photo Courtesy of Richard Elzey on Flickr

Caramel Brownies

Submitted by Ruth


½ c. self-rising flour 1/3 c. plain flour
150g unsalted butter, softened 1 ¼ c. soft brown sugar
2 eggs 1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract 75g walnut halves, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F).  Lightly grease a 20cm square (8″) tin & line the base with baking paper.
  2. Sift the flours together into a bowl.  In a large bowl, beat the butter & the sugar until light & creamy.  Add 1 egg, beat well & add 1 tbsp of the flour mixture.  
  3. Beat in the second egg, milk, & vanilla.  Fold in the remaining flour & ½ c. walnuts. Spoon into the tin & smooth the surface.
  4. Scatter the top with the remaining chopped walnuts & some extra brown sugar.  Bake for 30-45 minutes.  Allow to cool in the tin.  
  5. Carefully turn out & cut into squares.

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Pumpkin Pudding by libsciterp on FlickrSubmitted by Trish
Serves 6-8


15 oz. solid pumpkin pack 12 oz. evaporated milk
¾ c. sugar ½ c. Biscuit/Baking mix
2 eggs, beaten 2 tbs. butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 2 tsp vanilla extract
whipped topping


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the whipped topping.  Transfer to a slow cooker coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cover & cook on low for 6-7 hours or until a thermometer inserted reads 160°F. 
  3. Serve in bowls with whipped topping if desired.

Candy Coated Pecans

Candied Pecans by Julie Magro on FlickrSubmitted by
Serves 6-8


1 large egg white ¼ c. loosely packed light brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract 2 c. Zenobia Mammoth Pecans
¼ c. sweetened coconut flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the egg white in a medium sized stainless steel bowl & whisk until frothy.  Add the brown sugar & vanilla & stir until smooth.
  3. Add the pecans & coconut, if desired, & stir until well coated.  Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet & arrange in a single layer.
  4. Set aside at least 30 minutes & up to two hours.  Transfer to the oven & bake, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
  5. Immediately loosen the nuts with a spatula & set aside to cool.