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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2011
I made this recipe with one cup of unsalted butter instead of shortening/margarine (just didn't have any on hand). I also added a teaspoon of vanilla, 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, and increased the oatmeal to 2 cups. The peanut butter/oatmeal alone is phenomenal, but adding the chocolate chips and walnuts made this cookie over the top!! Very delicious and my family loved them. I will definitely be saving this recipe and using it again and again!
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Handsome Party Punch

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
This punch is FANTASTIC and so easy to make! I've made it for a large birthday party that I hosted, as well as a bridal shower. I had to make 2 batches for each party (of about 30 guests). I would just make the first batch and refill when necessary. This punch is light and fruity, not too heavy or cloyingly sweet like other punches I've tried. I always float raspberries in mine to make it extra pretty. A suggestion when making it is to make sure you have a large enough punch bowl! This does foam quite a bit when you first make it, but it does settle down after 5-10 minutes. So do prepare it about 10 minutes before guests arrive so they can easily serve themselves without it spilling over if you have a smaller punch bowl. I have never received so many compliments on a punch before.
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Lemon Linzer Bars

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
I just made 2 batches of these for a bridal shower. I was looking for something pretty to serve, and these were perfect. I baked them in a slightly smaller pan than a 13x9 (it was a disposable-foil bake pan of about 8.5x12). The crust was PERFECT, soft, chewy, just firm enough to hold and eat with your hands (these were on a 'finger food' dessert table). The almond flavor in the crust is delicious with the lemon and raspberry flavors. The topping is like a light lemon mousse. Just so good. I made the recipe exactly as stated, no adjustments needed. I found pre-made lemon curd by the pie fillings in my grocery store, and it was a great shortcut over making it myself. I many requests for the recipe, and many more compliments! And it didn't hurt that these bars looked so beautiful with the raspberries on top. This will be my go-to recipe if I ever need to "wow" with a pretty dessert!
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2012
Made these exactly as the recipe states. The texture was great, crisp on the edges and soft and cakes on the inside, but I was definitely missing the peanut butter flavor. Needs more peanut butter, but I would certainly make these again with that minor adjustment. Everything else about this cookie was great.
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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2011
Followed recipe exactly. Chilled for almost 5 hours in the fridge. Dough was EXTREMELY sticky and unworkable. Chilled in freezer for almost an hour. Still impossible to roll out, even with TONS of flour and parchment paper. This dough is an absolute nightmare. Worse than even making homemade marshmallow fondant (and THAT is sticky!. I did not want to waste all of the ingredients and so reluctantly (and to my 7 year old's dismay) cooked these as drop cookies. They ended up tasting like biscuits, or pancakes. Very bland, definitely cannot stand on their own without a sweet icing. I regret attempting this recipe due to the waste of ingredients and time :( Still on the lookout for a great rolled cookie recipe!
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