Monday, August 31, 2009

Joanie's Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are a favorite in our house. I got the recipe from a friend at church . She is known for these cookies and they always get a good price when she makes them for the annual youth auction. The recipe is actually her Grandma's, so it has stood the test of time! These cookies turn out different that the standard Toll house cookies. They are lighter and crispier.

Joanie's Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 sticks margarine or butter
1 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups flour
2 - 12 ounce pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine sugars and butter and cream well. Add oil, egg, vanilla and milk. Mix together. Add salt, soda, and flour and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoons on cookie sheet or warm baking stone. Bake at 350 degrees for 17 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
*These rate a 10, especially for Andy. Joanie has made them for him several times when he has had leave and could come home. He is always thrilled!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Malted Milk Ball Dessert

This recipe has been one of Andy's favorites since he was little. He used to call basketballs "boop balls" when he was little and since this dessert had "balls" on the top, he called it Boop Ball Dessert. We still call it by that name! It's a nice refreshing dessert in the summer.

.Malted Milk Ball Dessert

1/2 cup sugar
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick melted butter
Mix and press into a 9 x 13 pan.

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
12 ounces crushed malted milk balls
Stir together and spread over crust. Freeze.
Top with 8 ounces softened Cool Whip spread over frozen filling. Garnish each piece with a malted milk ball.

.*This is a long time favorite that rates a 10

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Japenese Chicken Salad

This is a recipe I got from my mom. It's great for potlucks and is always liked!

Japanese Chicken Salad
1 cup slivered almonds
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
3 ounces Ramen noodles, chicken flavor (keep flavor packet for sauce)
2 chopped green onion
1 bag coleslaw mix
Put almonds in single layer on cookie sheet. Toast at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside and cool.
Put chicken in large bowl. Stir in coleslaw mix, crumbled noodles and onions.

1 pkg noodle seasoning
1/2 cup oil
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Accent
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients and pour over chicken and cabbage mix. Stir together to mix. Place in refrigerator overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds.

*Bob doesn't like this, but he doesn't like any chicken salads. I think it's a 10 and have had lots of requests for the recipe, so it must be good!