We're on the hunt for YOUR family-favorite comfort foods, especially those that include a twist to make them fresher and tastier, but still using everyday ingredients like fresh vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. We know you moms have a few tricks up your sleeves to get the kiddos to eat these healthier choices, Share your tips with us too!
So what KINDS of recipes do we need?
We're looking for easy main dishes and hearty soups, side dishes and fresh salads...we might even include snacks that are perfectly packable for lunch boxes. We'll always take more simple weeknight desserts as well.
Why share with us?
Quite simply, we couldn't make our cookbooks without generous cooks like YOU. Each of our cookbooks is filled with recipes from real kitchens just like yours and we are always on the lookout for new contributions. If your recipe is selected, it'll be published, credited to YOU and you'll receive a free copy of the cookbook! Even if your recipe isn't selected for this as-yet-unnamed cookbook, we'll keep it on file and let you know if it's published in a later title.
But what about that Christmas Bookazine?!?
Yes! There's an added incentive this time around! Send us your recipe and EVERY recipe will be entered into a drawing for a copy of our 2015 Christmas Bookazine!
The more entries we receive, the more prizes we'll give away. So get out those recipe boxes and SHARE AWAY!
Pass the milk, please! 10 cookies to pack, snack and enjoy.
Whether you like them crunchy & crumbly, warm & chewy or full of nuts and fruit, we think cookies could possibly be the best finger food! Just right for packing in lunchboxes, sandwiching a scoop of ice cream and enjoying out of hand after dinner, these sweet treats come in all shapes, sizes and flavors.
To celebrate our crazy love for cookies, we're sharing 10 of our favorites with you. So whether you're tossing in some chocolate chips or treating your family to peanut butter dips, we've got your cookie bases covered.
Espresso Bean Cookies
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Espresso Bean Cookies
How about a little kick to go with your cookie crunch? These delectable bites from Big Book of Country Baking are one tasty cookie that's sure to put some pep in your step.
1 c. butter, softened 3/4 c. brown sugar, packed 1/4 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla extract 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 1 t. baking soda 1 t. salt 1/2 t. cinnamon 1 c. chopped almonds, toasted 1 c. chocolate-covered coffee beans 4 1.4-oz. toffee candy bars, chopped
Beat butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugars, beating well after each addition. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition; add vanilla and beat until blended. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in almonds, coffee beans and chopped candy bars. Cover and chill dough until firm. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 11 minutes, until golden. Cool on pans one minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Makes 4 dozen.