I was asked by Gooseberry Patch to do a review on a cookbook, and the title won me over right away! Best-Ever Cookies!! Who doesn't like cookies?!
The hard part, choosing which yummy recipes to make. I could make them all!
Since the weather was sunny and warm, more like spring than winter, I went with a more spring/summer recipe.
Pineapple Cheesecake Bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cup sugar, divided
2-8oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
20-oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
Combine flour, butter and one cup sugar; mix until just blended. Press dough into the bottom and sides of a greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min. or until golden. While crust is baking, combine remaining sugar, cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla in a seperate bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and blended. Fold in pineapple and pour over baked crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes, or until a knife tip inserted into the center tests clean. Cool; cut into bars. Makes 2 dozen.
The second recipe I chose was Peanut Butter-Oat Bars. This went together so fast, and they were gone within minutes!
Peanut Butter-Oat Bars
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 cups multi-grain doughnut shaped oat cereal
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine corn syrup and sugar in saucepan over medium heat. Stir until mixture begins to bubble; do not boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter; mix well. Place cereal in large bowl; add syrup mixture and stir until blended. Press into a buttered 13x9 inch baking pan. Melt chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat. Spread chocolate evenly to coat cereal. Cool until firm; cut into bars. Makes about 1 dozen.
Enter to Win!!!!!Now, for the giveaway! I have an extra copy of this book, and I want to give it to someone! Just like with the last giveaway, just leave a comment on this post! If you are on Facebook, let your friends know! We had almost 100 entered last time, and it was so much fun to have so many stop by for a visit! And if you have a blog, I'd love to visit yours!
Giveaway starts right now, Monday February 28, and will end Friday evening, March 4, at 8:00 p.m. I'll draw a name around 9:00 p.m. Winner will be announced that evening, or the next morning, depending on how on the ball I am after working until 8:30! ;o) Just please make sure I have a way to contact you so I know where to send the cookbook!
Good Luck!!! :o)