The following are my five recipe picks for the best cookie recipes from the Taste of Home Annual Recipes for the year 1999. Taste of Home has always offered you delicious recipes that are a reflection of their name: they taste like and are homemade recipes for you to cook in your kitchen for your family and friends. Check out these recipe ideas, I am sure you will find something that you will like, why not serve up something new for your next meal.
These are my choices for the best cookie recipes from the 1999 Taste of Home Annual Recipes
Rhubarb Custard Bars – These bars are rich and gooey with a shortbread type crust that is layered with rhubarb and custard. If you have not been a fan of rhubarb, you may want to reconsider because these cookies are definitely worth a try. I remember my mother loved strawberry rhubarb pie and I would never try it because it was a weird looking stem and I certainly was not going to eat that. Weill, in my adulthood, I have since become a fan of rhubarb and these cookies are a great way to utilize it.
Pistachio Thumbprints – Don’t blink because that is about all it takes for these mildly flavored pistachio flavored cookies to disappear. I am a big fan of pistachio pudding as well as the ice cream so when I came across this recipe I was sure it would be worth baking. Flavored with almond and vanilla along with the instant pistachio pudding mix that is mixed with chocolate chips and chopped pecans, these cookies are a delight. Make with or without the nuts, it seems there is always someone who has an allergy to them, this way everyone can enjoy this tasty cookie.
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies – If there was ever a combination that goes together is peanut butter and chocolate, that is what you will enjoy in this recipe. My mother used to make a brownie recipe much like this she called cream cheese brownies and my brothers and sisters and I would devoured them almost as fast as she could make them. This recipe stands right up there with mom’s recipe and is worthy of being devoured just a quickly. They may not have the cream cheese, but the mixture of the creamy peanut butter, brown sugar and the peanut butter and chocolate chips more than make up for it.
Apricot Coconut Cookies – Apricots are one of my favorite fruits, mom used to make her own apricot jam each year and I could hardly wait to put some on my toast. As we grew older, she would give each of us a couple jars each year when she made a batch. These cookies include that wonderful fruit along with coconut which is another one of my favorite ingredients in recipes. Combining these two delicious ingredients along with cream cheese give you a fancy, chewy cookie and you won’t even be using any eggs which make them a cookie you can share with others who can’t have eggs in their diet.
Butterfinger Cookies – Well, what could be better than a cookie that taste like a candy bar, especially if you happen to love eating Butterfinger candy bars? You may want to make a double batch of these because they don’t last long once you put them out. Mixing up some butter, sugar, eggs with some chunky peanut butter and a few other ingredients is what you will be adding some coarsely chopped Butterfinger candy bars too. Can you imagine how amazing these would taste on top of a big bowl of Butterfinger ice cream?
There you have my five picks for the best cookie recipes from Taste of Home’s 1999 Annual Cookbook. I think that you will enjoy these recipe choices, look them over and see if there is something that you would like to cook up in your kitchen for your family and friends to try. A new dish is always welcome in my home, it keeps things interesting and we never get bored because there is always something new to try.