Lunchbox Cookies

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Lunchbox Cookies
Fri, 08-06-2004 - 9:53pm
Apple Bars

1/2 cup butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 egg

1 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup apples - peeled, cored and finely diced

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 8 x 8 inch pan.

2 In small sauce pan, melt butter or margarine over low heat.

3 Pour into mixing bowl and combine with other ingredients, mixing well.

4 Pour batter into pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes.

Makes 16 servings


Applesauce Brownies

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup margarine

2 eggs

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 cups applesauce

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2 Cream 1 1/2 cups sugar and margarine. Add eggs. Sift cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and flour ingredients and add to sugar mixture, alternately with applesauce. Pour into 10-1/2 X 15-1/2 inch jelly roll pan.

3 Combine 2 tablespoon sugar, 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped nuts. Sprinkle over batter. Bake for 30 minutes.

Makes 48 servings


Carrot-Orange Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

1/2 cup white sugar

2 teaspoons orange zest

1/2 cup flaked coconut

1 cup mashed cooked carrots

1/2 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon orange zest

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 11x7 inch pan.

2 In a medium bowl, cream the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg and slowly add to mixture, alternating with 1/3 cup orange juice and 2 teaspoons of rind. Stir in the coconut and carrots. Pour batter into baking pan.

3 Bake for about 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool on wire racks.

4 Combine 1/2 cup of orange juice, 1 teaspoon of orange rind and 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar. Warm slightly and pour over cooled bars.

Makes 24 servings


Delicious Raspberry Oat Bars

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8 inch square pan, and line with greased foil.

2 Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Rub in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.

3 Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

Makes 12 servings


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-30-2003
In reply to: yyletha
Thu, 08-26-2004 - 4:56pm

1 c. shortening

1 c. sugar

1 c. brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 c. flour (white or whole wheat)

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

2 c. "Special K" or Team flakes breakfast cereal

1 c. oatmeal

Raisins, dates, nuts, etc. optional (Jackie likes chopped walnuts, dates and maraschino cherries)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In larger mixer bowl, beat shortening, sugars, and eggs and vanilla until light and creamy. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Stir in oatmeal and breakfast cereal, and raisins or dates etc. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets. A great fast breakfast or snack.