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Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Old Fashion Oatmeal (not instant!)
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Peanut   Butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 3/4 Cup Butter (soften)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2/3 cup Peanut Butter Cups (optional, chopped)
  • 2/3 Cup Walnuts (optional, chopped)

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Directions

1.   Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Beat butter and peanut butter until well blended.   Add sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.   Mix.

3. Beat egg and vanilla.   Add to mixture and stir until well blended.

4. Add oats and fold in gently.

5. Add peanut butter cups and walnuts.   Fold in gently.

6. Drop onto an ungreased baking sheet and baked for about 10-12 minutes.

7. Cool on wire racks.   These are delicious when warm, especially with vanilla ice cream.

Cooking Tips & More

Double the batch and freeze half for later.   Flash freeze on the cookie try, then when frozen, remove and place in a freezer bag for long term storage.   Find out more about freezing foods to save time and money!

You can replace the walnuts and peanut butter cups with many things like:

  • raisins
  • chocolate chips
  • peanuts
  • M&M candies
  • almonds
  • peanut butter chips
  • dried cranberries
  • Heath Bar (chopped)
  • toffee
  • or your favorite!

This recipe was adapted from Cinnamon, Spice, and Everything Nice’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

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Frugal Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can Fruit cocktail
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Directions

1.   Sift together white sugar, flour, soda and salt.

2. Add 1 egg and juice from fruit cocktail. Mix well

3. Mix in fruit.

4. Pour into greased baking pan.

5. Sprinkly top with Brown sugar and nuts

6. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

Cooking Tips & More

This is good Served warm with Ice Cream also.

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Grannie Cake Recipe

by Susan on February 16, 2011

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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can crushed pineapple

Directions

1.   Mix together all ingredients well and pour into 9×13 inch greased baking pan

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

1.   Mix Brown sugar and pecans and sprinkle on top of cake.

2.   Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes

Topping:

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Milnot
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

1.   Combine in sauce pan.   Let come to boil and simmer a few minutes

2. Pour over the cake after you take it from the oven.

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Holiday Recipes


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 1 – 1 lb can pumpkin
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Raisins and walnuts


  1. Mix all ingredients together. pour into 9×13 greased pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes
  3. Cool before frosting

Frosting – Mix together until smooth –   3 oz cream cheese, 1 stick butter, 1 box powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.

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Rock Candy Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on December 21, 2010

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Holiday Recipes

This makes a wonderful gift for a neighbor or co-worker, or a delicious treat at home for the holidays!

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon Flavoring (or your favorite flavor)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Red Food Coloring (or color of your choice)

Directions

  1. Mix sugar, corn syrup, and water in a large sauce pan and heat over medium heat until sugar disolves and the mixture is well blended.
  2. Boil and DO NOT stir, until the mixture reaches a temperature of 310 degrees.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool until boiling stops.
  4. Mix in cinnamon and food coloring.
  5. Poor into a cookie sheet that is lightly dusted with powdered sugar and allow to cool completely.
  6. Now the fun part – break it into pieces.   Use a hammer or drop the cookie tray to crack it into uneven broken pieces.

Tip – You can use other flavors and food coloring with this recipe to make other flavors – watermelon, butterscotch, cherry, lime, cotton candy, etc…

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Holiday Recipes


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 3 TBSP water
  • 7 or 8 Chocolate bars


  1. Stir and cook first 3 ingredients in sauce pan on high for 10 min or until golden brown.   Stir constantly
  2. Spay cookie sheet with cooking spray and pour mixture onto cookie sheet
  3. Lay chocolate bars on top while the mixture is hot
  4. Sprinkle top with chopped walnuts or almonds
  5. When the candy has cooled give the pan a whack causing candy to break into pieces.
  6. Enjoy!!

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