Thursday, September 3, 2009

Yummy Cookie Recipes Using Ready-Made Frosting

With cooler weather setting in, sometimes you want to get the oven going and do some baking.  These delicious and simple recipes - with only a few ingredients - are great to whip up for kid's lunches or an anytime snack/dessert.

CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER COOKIESchocolate cookie


1 - 16 ozs. tub chocolate fudge frosting

1 egg
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Remove 1/3 cup frosting from tub.  In a large bowl, combine egg, peanut butter and remaining frosting. Stir in flour until moist.  Drop by rounded Tablespoons 2" apart onto greased baking sheets.

Flatten cookies with a fork dipped in sugar.  Bake for 8 - 11 minutes or until set.  Remove to wire racks.  Cool completely; spread with frosting.


Yield: 3-1/2 dozen
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CHERRY CHIP CHEESECAKE BARS

1-18 oz. pkg. cherry chip cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 - 8 ozs. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 - 16 oz. tub cherry ready-to-spread frosting
3 eggs


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Beat cake mix (dry) and butter in large bowl on low speed until crumbly; reserve 1 cup. Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9" X 13" X 2" baking pan. Beat cream cheese and frosting in bowl together on medium speed until smooth.  Beat in eggs and blend well.  Pour over crust - sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.  Bake about 45 minutes or until set; cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into bars - refrigerate any leftovers.

(My daughter-in-love, Kym, has made this recipe using cream cheese frosting and it was wonderful too!)