Oct 27, 2010

Neiman Marcus Cookies

I received this recipe years ago when I got married. My husbands Aunt gave it to me, and I just love these cookies. There are many different recipes and variations out there, but I always come back to this one!

2 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 c. brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
5 c. flour
5 c. oatmeal (place in a blender and blend until it's a fine powder)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
12 oz. chocolate chips
Hershey bar grated
1 c. chopped nuts (I use walnuts)

Pre-heat over to 375 degrees
1-Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla.
2-In a bowl mix together flour, oatmeal, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add chocolate chips, grated Hershey bar, and nuts.
3-Roll into walnut size balls and place 2 in. apart on a cookie sheet.
4-Bake 8 min @ 375 degrees.

This makes 112 cookies (can be halved)
*Tip: Try adding 1 c. coconut. YUM!!

Easy Beef Stroganoff

My Mom used to make this when I was younger, and it's always been one of my favorites! It's now one of MY family's favorite dishes also. I like it because it's yummy, easy and filling. Not to mention the leftovers are SO GOOD! {and I'm not a fan of leftovers!}

2 lbs. ground beef
2 Tbsp. minced onion
1 pkg. Stroganoff mix (Lowry's/ Great Value)
1 can cream mushroom soup (I use 1 1/2 cans, because I like mine creamy)
1 c. sour cream
1/2 tsp pepper
Rice or Egg noodles (whichever you prefer... we like rice better)

1-Cook rice or noodles whichever you prefer, set aside
2-Brown the ground beef in a large skillet, add your minced onion while it's cooking. Drain hamburger, place back in skillet.
3-Add package of Stoganoff mix, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream and pepper. Combine thoroughly.
4-Add milk, until creamy (It's different every time) just be sure you don't get it runny!
5- Place meat mixture on top of noodles or rice and serve warm.

*Tip: We add a dollop of sour cream to the top of ours, makes it super yummy! Serve with salad and rolls.

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treat

These are SO delish and SO easy! My neighbor brought over some of these, and I fell I love! If you're in a pinch and need something quick, give these a try!

6 c. Rice Crispy's (I've also used corn checks before and they were delish!)
1 c. light Karo syrup
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. sugar.

1-In a large pot stir Karo syrup and sugar together until well blended. Bring to a light boil and turn down the heat.
2-Add peanut butter and mix well.
3-Add rice crispy's, mix well, poor into greased 9x13 baking dish. Let cool, cut and enjoy!