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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2006
Oh, my gosh... These are so good! The spices balance out nicely. We usually go for chocolate chip cookies, but even my picky 7-year-old son loves these. I doubled the recipe and used 1 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of margarine to get the buttery taste. Instead of water, I followed other reviewers' advice and used fresh orange juice. However, I'm not sure the juice made any difference. Before measuring the molasses, I sprayed the measuring cup with cooking spray so the molasses would slide out easily. I rolled the dough into 1-inch balls to yield more cookies. I will definitely use this recipe again very soon.
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Chocolate Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 10, 2006
Fabulous! I had some sour cream and very ripe bananas to use up, so I tried this recipe. So glad I did! Both the banana and chocolate flavors came through. Modifications: 1) Used regular sour cream and mini chocolate chips because that's what I had on hand. With mini chocolate chips, chocolate flavor is more evenly distributed. Since my bananas were small, I used 7. 2) Whisked dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder) together in one bowl and created a hole in the middle. In another bowl, mixed the wet ingredients (margarine, white sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract). Then poured the wet mixture and sour cream in the middle of the dry ingredients and mixed by hand until just incorporated. Finally, stirred in the chips. This method will prevent tough bread. 3) Instead of two big loaves, I made 8 mini loaves with the batter and baked them for 35 minutes. Less time and easier to share with friends. This tastes more like a loaf cake than traditional banana bread, so this will not replace my tried and true banana nut bread recipe. However, this will be a wonderful addition to my repertoire, especially when I want to impress guests with an unique homemade baked treat. *Update on 9/22/06: Made bread with regular semi-sweet chocolate chips and mini chips many time with great success. Today used white chips, and they dissolved into gooey, sticky mess that stuck to the bottom of the pans and left ugly holes throughout the loaves.
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Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2006
I had some sour cream to use up, so I decided to try this recipe. I doubled the recipe and used a box of German Chocolate cake mix and a box of chocolate cake mix because that's what I had on hand. Instead of two-layered round cakes, I made two 9" x 13" cakes with my two boxes of cake mix. One can of chocolate frosting was sufficient to frost both cakes. This tasted like a good basic chocolate cake, but I didn't feel that the sour cream, cinnamon, and vanilla extract did much to enhance the flavor of the cake. For tastier and lower fat ways to doctor up cake mixes, I recommend "Wonderful Banana Cake" and "Apple Cake III" from this website.
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Updated Mulled Cider

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2005
What a wonderful drink to warm up cold winter days! I doubled the recipe for a party, and it was a big hit. After bringing it to a boil on the stovetop, I transferred the cider into a big crockpot and kept it hot on the low setting. I did make a few changes to the recipe due to the ingredients I had on hand: I used a couple pinches of ground cloves because I did not have whole cloves. I only used a quarter amount of the fresh orange juice because that's the amount I got after squeezing a few oranges. I doubled the amount of raisins and cinnamon sticks for extra flavor. Serve this delicious hot drink with a spoon so your guests can eat the plump raisins as well.
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Cake Mix Cookies VIII

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2004
Oh, my goodness! This just became my favorite cookie, and I have been making all sorts of cookies for years! So easy to make, but so moist and chocolatey... I omitted the 1 cup of chocolate chips because I used a triple chocolate fudge cake mix with chocolate chips already in it. Instead of butter, I used margarine because that was what I had on hand. I followed other reviewers' recommendations and added 2 tablespoons of canola oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. The dough was still so thick that my hand mixer could not handle it. I ended up using a wooden spoon to finish the mixing. I scooped the dough by leveled tablespoonfuls, and the batch yieled about 40 cookies. My baking time was about 11 minutes. I will definitely make these cookies again in a few days for Christmas!
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Pumpkin Bread I

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2004
A very moist and nice quick bread, especially considering it's much lower in fat than most recipes. I did make a few modifications: 1) I toasted the nuts first to enhance the flavor. 2) Since my cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice was old, I added a little extra of each. 3) I combined all the dry ingredients in one bowl and formed a well in the middle. In another bowl, I mixed the sugar, applesauce, eggs, pumpkin, and water. Then I poured the wet ingredients in the well of the first bowl and stirred just until the mixture is combined. Overmixing will create tough bread. 4)Instead of making 3 medium loaves, I made 8 mini loaves and baked them for about 32 minutes. Next time, I will use unsweetened applesauce because the batch I just made was quite sweet. All in all, this is a very good recipe which I will definitely use again.
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2004
A nice cookie that is a bit out of the ordinary. It's a peanut butter cookie with some texture from oatmeal. I cut the salt in half and used chunky peanut butter. I also added a cup of white chocolate chips per batch. Teaspoon drops seemed kind of small, so I used a tablespoon. Since some reviewers complained about the cookies spreading too much during baking, I formed the tablespoonfuls of dough and froze them. Then I just baked them from a frozen state. I doubled the recipe, so now I have a couple zipper bags of frozen dough balls ready for the next time I need to bake some goodies in a hurry!
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Apple Cake III

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2004
I simply can't say enough about this marvelous cake. It's moist and delicious, easy to make, and great to take to potlucks. Because it omits the oil that is usually called for in cake mixes, it's much lower in fat as well. The recipe is perfect as is, and my family just loves this cake. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!
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Chocolate Cherry Cake I

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2003
A very easy cake to make! To make it even easier, I used prepared store-bought frosting instead. I was a bit concerned that the batter was quite thick, but the cake turned out quite moist. To make it even more chocolatey, I poked holes throughout the cake with a chopstick while it's still hot. Then I spread a thin layer of frosting, letting some drip into the holes. After the cake is chilled, I spread another layer of frosting and tossed some candy sprinkles on top. I will definitely use this recipe again when I have some cherry pie filling on hand.
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Chinese New Year Sweet Rice

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2003
I think there is an error in the first ingredient of this recipe. Chinese Sweet Rice is always made with a short-grain rice called glutinous rice (aka sweet rice or sticky rice). Jasmine rice is a long-grain rice and will not yield the sticky consistency. The two types of rice are not interchangeable in recipes.
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Butter Cookies V

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2003
This is a good recipe to use up extra egg yolks. I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening, but I think I'll try using all butter next time because simple recipes require the best ingredients. Initially I had some trouble slicing the slightly thawed logs that have been frozen. However, the dough became less crumbly and sliced nicely after it thawed out a bit more. I sprinkled some colored sugar sprinkles on top of each unbaked cookie to make them more attractive. All in all, these were good cookies, and I will use the recipe again.
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Cherry Crumble

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2002
This definitely needs to be served with ice cream. It's more of a topping than a dessert that can stand on its own. If you're expecting a bar cookie (sort of like a lemon bar), this isn't it. My family ate it, but no one was crazy about it.
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CheckerBoard Cookies II

Reviewed: Dec. 28, 2002
LOT of work for a mediocre cookie. The dough was hard to work with, and it takes a lot of precision to get the strips to be the same size for stacking. The cookies do not look as impressive as expected. Most importantly, the flavor is quite bland. Better save the time and ingredients for other tastier cookies.
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Homemade Egg Noodles

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2002
This was the first time I ever made homemade noodles, and I had so much fun! Instead of mixing the ingredients by hand, I used a food processor. I processed the flour, salt, and egg yolks (omitted the baking powder) until mixture formed fine crumbs. Then with the processor running, I slowly added about 1/3 cup of water through the feed tube just until the dough forms a ball. (Without the water, the dough was too dry and would not form into a ball.) I let the dough ball rest for 10 minutes before dividing it into quarters and proceeding with recipe. After rolling, I let the four sheets of 12" square dough rest uncovered for 20 minutes. Then I loosely rolled up dough jelly-roll style and cut into 1/4" wide strips. Lastly, I let the strips dry on cooling racks for a couple of hours. The noodles are then cooked in canned chicken broth for about 2 to 3 minutes with baby bok choy, Vietnamese beef balls and sliced fish cakes. What a delicious meal!
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Original Nestle® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2002
This is my family's absolute favorite cookie. I always double the recipe and keep the dough handy in my freezer. I do have a few recommendations: 1) Use only half the amount of salt. 2) Use half butter and half margarine instead of all butter. Otherwise, the cookie may turn out too flat. 3) Try refrigerating or even freezing the cookie dough before baking. That will also help the cookie to be less flat. Enjoy!
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Thumbprint Kisses

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2002
This recipe has too little flour for the amount of butter it calls for. I would recommend adding one more cup of flour, then the cookies wouldn't spread so much during baking. Good luck.
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Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2002
What a wonderful little cookie! I had enough dough to make four dozens. I used 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup margarine and added one teaspoon vanilla extract. I baked two trays each time, rotating half way through (total 15 minutes or so). I did not fill the holes before baking. Half way through, I indented the holes again. After the cookies were done, I filled them with store-bought chocolate frosting and topped that with chocolate sprinkles. This really is a buttery, cute little cookie! I will definitely use this recipe again.
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Banana Cake Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2002
This was a good recipe to use up my over-ripe bananas and shortening. Instead of dipping half of the cookie in the icing, I drizzled it on. That way, I could control the sweetness by using more or less. This is a soft, cake-like cookie that is quite delicious.
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Poppy Seed Cookies I

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2002
I was looking for a cookie recipe to use up some extra egg yolks I had in the refrigerator. I doubled the recipe and used half butter/half margarine. Also, I only used half the amount of poppy seeds, and that seemed to be plenty. This was a light, delicious little cookie. However, I did find it to be a bit too crumbly. Upon my first bite, the whole thing practically shattered! Did I flatten it too thinly?
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Pineapple Cookies II

Reviewed: Jun. 16, 2002
This is a cute, bite-size cookie that is soft and cake-like. Make sure you make ROUNDED teaspoonsfuls because otherwise the cookies would be too small. Also, I baked two trays at one time, rotating half way through. The total baking time was only 8 1/2 minutes, so watch the cookies closely. All in all, this is a tasty cookie, but the pineapple flavor was quite subtle. Next time, I may add coconut to see if this little gem would taste even better! :)
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