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Cookies, Pastries and Bars

Abby's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Abby's Crack Brownies - These are the ultimate in rich brownies.  Careful, you could hurt someone with these.

Anise Biscotti - made by Kristin's mom

Baklava- Abby says: Don't be scared, its not that hard at all

Best Christmas Cookies- the iced sugar cookies Claire and Deborah made every year

Coconut nut bars lemon and coconut, how can you go wrong?

Cranberry Streusel Bars

Cyclops Cookies - Abby used to make these for me after school

Danish Oatmeal Butter Cookie - Julie's recommendation

Divine Coconut Lemon Bars with walnuts - people keep asking me for the recipe for these so here it is. -abby

Ginger Cookies - from Food Network.  One of Anna's favorites. 

Ginger Spice Cookies found in Epicurious, recommended by Heidi: "Better than my grandma's!"

Greek honey cookies - Drippy, gooey and delicious!

Kate's Yummy Shortbread

Kingsbury Snickerdoodles - from Barb, Xmas 2018

Lemon squares - An old tried and true favorite

Louise Garrison's Cowboy Cookies 

Markrid's Yummy Healthy Cookies

Maxine's World's Best Cookies - from Anna's grandma

Napoleon (thousand layer pastry) with a raspberry cream - suprisingly easy to make, but messy to cut

Oaty Jam Butter Bars - aka Chewy Oaty Butter Bars - recipe derived from that of a St. Louis coffeehouse

Pecan Puffs - Like Mexican wedding cookes but much better

Pecan shortbread topped with lime curd and drizzled with dark chocolate

Pecan toffee squares -Rich and buttery, just like the Big Easy

Planet Organic Cosmic Cookie Recipe

Sesame Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Spicy Maria Library Oat Cookies - Maria's version of Will Shetterly's version of the Quaker Oats recipe

Sydney's Surprise Peanut Butter Cookies

Tupishti - Crisp Honeyed Pastry, quick and easy

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies


Candy and Truffles

Poor Girl's Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups

Pumpkin-Spiced Gingersnap Truffles


Cakes and Breads 

Chocolate Mousse Cake - very good, very easy, very rich

Claire's Carrot Cake - with cream cheese icing

Lemon Polenta Pound Cake - I sampled this at New Seasons grocery store, and boy was it scrumptious

Nantucket Cranberry Pie - Rich and buttery and ridiculously easy to make (and really more like a cake)

New York Cheesecake with a raspberry coulis- A tasty foolproof cheesecake that can be dressed up with all sorts of things.

Passover Almond Clementine Cake - a light and tasty dessert for a festive meal.

Peaches and Cheese Cake - as made by Libby and devoured by Deborah in the 80s

Pumpkin Roulade with Candied Pecans and crystallized ginger This is a great Christmas favorite

Seldom fail cheesecake - From some magazine article in the early 70s back before we knew that this stuff kills people

Sour Cream Cranberry Coffee Cake

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Tiramisu -Abby says: Crazy labor intensive.  I suppose you could just buy a lot of the ingredients, but that takes all the fun out of it.

Zucchini Bread - a childhood favorite, from the year the zucchini took over the driveway

Zucchini Bread Revisited - a lighter less sweet less oily version of the above. 


Ice Cream

Mango Ice Cream - So friggen good! And so incredibly easy.


Pie, Cobblers, Tarts and Tortes

Concord Grape Pie- Really!

Engadine Torte - a sort of caramelized walnut torte, from Sally Olsen 

Favorite Huckleberry Pie

Frangipane Poached Pear Tart - This one is time consuming but really is fabulous.  One of theos "Wow!" desserts. 

Fruit Crisp - from Better Homes and Gardens (Abby's go-to fruit crisp recipe)

Ginger Peach tartthis one is really easy and looks stunning

Invented Apple-ish Pie (with minimal sugar)

Lemon Chiffon Tart with a Hazelnut Crust and a Raspberry Coulis - a little labor intensive but this one will knock your socks off!

Lemon Pie Except for the pie crust, you probably have all the ingredients on hand.  Quite yummy. 

Linzertorte - An Austrian Almond raspberry tart. Showy and easy.

Oaxaca Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie - I think this is the same recipe as the one on the side of the Libby's Pumpkin can, but it sure was good

Peach Cobbler - Betty Garrison's recipe, with variations 

Pecan Pie, Joy of Cooking, 1967

Pumpkin Cobbler

Tarta de Santiago -Traditional almond tarte of the Santiago Pilgrimage route


Puddings and Sauces

Arroz con Leche - from Anna

Chocolate Mousse - sinfully rich and smooth

Chocolate Truffle Sauce

Persimmon Pudding - Connie Loftman's recipe, from the 1985 Bloomington UU cookbook

Sticky Toffee Pudding - rich and delicious, and yet, surprisingly, not all that bad for you.


















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