Thursday, June 03, 2010

Sweet Treats

I've found myself making a few more sweet treats than usual lately. I'm not much of a dessert maker; cookies and bars are usually the dessert of choice around here. Oh, and the occasional sheet cake or maybe a pie.

Not all of these are healthy but they are all so yummy!

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: These are a healthier version of a childhood favorite. I've had trouble getting them to set up nice and solid but they are great when kept in the fridge. In fact, I would do just fine with a pan of these in the fridge to snack on all summer long!

Easy Butterscotch Bars: Five ingredients. All real foods. Quick to make. I'm not a butterscotch fan but I love these. If desired, you can use white flour and brown sugar in place of the whole wheat flour(I use pastry flour) and sucanat.

Ginger Snaps:  These are a great molasses cookie; soft and chewy. My husband calls them Shoo-fly Pie Cookies since they remind him of Shoo-fly Pie in texture and flavor. In the past few years, my mom's recipe has not turned out well for me so I'm happy to find this one!

Whole Wheat Shortcake:  Light and fluffy. The whole wheat doesn't make this heavy at all. This would be as delicious with fresh peaches or other fruit and berries as it is with strawberries. Peach ice cream would also be yummy! I made this back at the first of May and froze one round pan for later. We just got it out this week and it's just as soft and fluffy as it was fresh!

What's been baking in your kitchen?

1 comment:

The Working Home Keeper said...

Yum! I made some flourless black bean brownies last night for dessert. The kids ate them up and had no clue they were made with beans!

Mary Ellen