Desserts Recipes

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child

Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake from New York Times Cooking ¼ cup olive or vegetable oil (plus more for greasing if baking in a jelly roll pan)4 large eggs (separated, at room temperature)½ cup granulated sugar½ teaspoon kosher salt¼ teaspoon cream of tartar⅔ cup cake flour2 teaspoons...

Peach Crisp

Mom's Peach Crisp 4 cups sliced fresh peaches½ cup all-purpose flour½ cup brown sugar½ cup cold butter1 teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon salt1 cup rolled oats Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Arrange peaches evenly in an 8x8-inch baking dish.Mix flour,...

Gateau Breton

Gateau Breton From Germaine Latonis' recipe collection. This cake is dense and buttery with a big crumb, more like a shortbread than a cake 1 pound all-purpose flour½ pound powdered sugar½ pound granulated sugar10 egg yolks1 tbsp dark rum1 tsp vanilla powder1...

Candied Pecans

Candy Coated Pecans From Germaine Latonis' recipe collection 1 egg white1/2 cup packed brown sugar1 dash vanilla extract4 cups pecans Preheat oven to 275. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper; spray wax paper with cooking spray.Beat egg white until stiff. Add brown...

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies with Walnuts or Pecans From Germaine Latonis' recipe collection 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)2 large eggs1 cup pumpkin (mashed or canned)1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 tsp lemon juice2 1/2 cups flour (sifted)3 tsp...

Karl’s Date and Nut Bars

Date and Nut Bars Uncle Bob's friend Karl's recipe. From Germaine Latonis' recipe library. ⅓ cup milk1 lb. dates (pitted and chopped)1 stick butter (softened)1 1/3 cup white sugar1 teaspoon salt3 large eggs eggs1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon...

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse Pie Crust21 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos)1/4 cup 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperatureMousse12 ounces semisweet chocolate (finely chopped)1 teaspoon vanilla extractPinch of salt3 3/4 cups chilled whipping cream1/4...

SAVED Samoa Supreme Bar Cookies

SAMOA SUPREME BAR COOKIES 1 box shortbread cookie (or homemade)6 tablespoons butter½ cup granulated sugar½ cup light corn syrup½ cup sweetened condensed milk½ teaspoon vanilla4 cups toasted coconut1 bag chocolate chips (divided) Melt half the chocolate chips and...

Copy Cat Girl Scout Samoas

GIRL SCOUT SAMOA COOKIES (COPYCAT) 24 -30 shortbread cookies (Try Lauren Clark's copycat recipe for the Girl Scout shortbread cookies)6 tablespoons butter1 ⁄2 cup granulated sugar1 ⁄2 cup light corn syrup1 ⁄2 cup sweetened condensed milk1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla4...

Honey Drop Cookies

Honey Drop Cookies 1 cup (2 sticks) butter (softened)1 cup brown sugar (packed)1 tsp salt2 eggs⅓ cup honey1 tsp of vanilla3½ cups flour2 tsp of baking soda In a medium sized bowl cream together the butter/shortening and sugar. Add the eggs and beat until a bit fluffy....

Chinese Cookies

Chinese Cookies From Germaine Latonis' recipe collection. 1 ½ cups white sugar1 ½ cups shortening1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 ½ cups cake flour1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda¾ teaspoon salt½ cup ground walnuts1 cup prepared chocolate fudge frosting In a medium...

Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 cup cake flour (or 1 cup less 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour)1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 1/2 cups butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened)1 1/4 cups granulated sugar1 1/4...

Old German Honey Cookies

Old German Honey Cookies ½ cup white sugar1 cup shortening1 ¼ cup honey2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon baking soda4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground ginger In a saucepan over low heat, melt together sugar, shortening and honey. Let cool.Mix together...

White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Very rich. ½ cup butter½ cup light brown sugar½ cup white sugar1 eggs1 teaspoons vanilla extract1 ½ cups all-purpose flour½ teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt¾ cups rolled oats1 cups white chocolate chips½...

Honeydoodles

Honeydoodles ⅓ cup butter (softened)⅔ cup honey1 egg1 ½ cups all-purpose flour¾ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon cream of tartar¼ teaspoon salt1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional)½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large mixing...

Puff Pastry Palmeirs

  Palmeirs From Germaine Latonis' recipe collection ½ cup sugar2 tsp cinnamonzest of 1 orange1/2 package (1 sheet) frozen puff pastry (thawed) Preheat oven to 400.Combine sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest. Sprinkle 1/2 the sugar mix on a clean work surface....

Chewy Coconut Cookies

Chewy Coconut Cookies 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour½ teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon salt½ cup butter½ cup packed brown sugar½ cup white sugar1 egg½ teaspoon vanilla extract1 ⅓ cups flaked coconut Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Combine the flour, baking...

Classic Gingerbread Cutouts

Classic Gingerbread Cutouts ½ cup butter (softened)½ cup brown sugar⅔ cup molasses2 eggs4 cups all-purpose flour (divided)½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon ground allspice½ teaspoon ground cloves½ teaspoon ground cinnamon½ teaspoon ground ginger1 pound...

SAVED NYT Double Apple Pie

New York Times Double Apple Pie Gently spiced with cinnamon, tinged with brown sugar and loaded with apple butter, it’s as deeply flavored as an apple pie can be, all covered with a buttery wide-lattice top crust. Although it’s at its most ethereal when baked on the...

SAVED Jaffa Cakes

JAFFA CAKES (AMERICAN RECIPE) Jaffa Cake:2 large eggs1/4 cup white granulated sugar (50 g)1/4 cup + 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour (50 g)1/2 teaspoon baking powderOrange Jelly Filling:1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons white granulated sugar (75 g)3/4 cup pure orange juice (180...

Butter Icing for Cookies

Butter Icing for Cookies 2 cups confectioners' sugar2 ½ tablespoons cream4 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract In a saucepan, over medium heat, heat cream and butter until butter is melted. Stir in the vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Remove from heat, and...

Lacy Oatmeal Cookies

Lacy Oatmeal Cookies This dough spreads to make thin, lacy, oatmeal cookies that you peel off the cookie sheet. Great served with ice cream, or rolled into tubes while still warm and dipped in chocolate. 1 cup quick cooking oats¼ cup all-purpose flour½ teaspoon...

Rugelach

Rugelach Dough1 cup sifted all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt8 tablespoons 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces4 ounces cream cheese (cut into pieces)2 tablespoons cold buttermilkFilling½ cup white sugar1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 cup finely chopped...

Brownies

Brownies ½ cup butter1 cup white sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder½ cup all-purpose flour¼ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon baking powder Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.In a large saucepan,...

Rolled Sugar Cookies

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies 1 ½ cups butter (softened)2 cups white sugar4 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract5 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in...

Drop Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies From Germaine Latonis' recipe library. 1 cup white sugar1 cup butter (softened)1 egg (beaten)2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon cream of tartar Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir...

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle 1 cup light corn syrup1 cup white sugar1 tbsp butter¼ tsp salt1 cup raw peanuts (or as many as you'd like)1 teaspoon baking soda (heaping) In a large skillet mix the sugar, syrup, salt and butter together. Cook at a medium-high heat, stirring...

Authentic Shortbread

Authentic Shortbread Heidi Manzone's grandmother's recipe (she was raised in Scotland) 4-5 cups flour1/2 pound confectioner's sugar1 pound butter Mix together flour and sugar.Place half of the mixture on a baking board. Put butter in the center. Knead...

SAVED Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars ½ cup butter (softened)¼ cup white sugar5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder1 egg (beaten)1 ¾ cups graham cracker crumbs1 cup flaked coconut½ cup finely chopped almonds (Optional)½ cup butter (softened)3 tablespoons heavy cream2 tablespoons custard...

Walnut Cups

Walnut Cups Crust is a cream cheese dough. 1 3 ounce package cream cheese½ cup butter1 cup all-purpose flour1 egg1 tablespoon butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup brown sugar¾ cup chopped walnuts Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line mini muffin...

Nut Tarts from Kathy Wondracek

Nut Tarts From Kathy. From Germaine Latonis' recipe library. 1 cup butter or margaine1 12 oz package cream cheese4 cups all-purpose flour4 ½ cups brown sugar6 tablespoons butter (melted)1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract6 cups nuts chopped (such as walnuts or...

DIY Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix

DIY INSTANT VANILLA PUDDING MIX 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder4 cups granulated sugar½ tsp nutmeg1 teaspoon salt3 cups cornstarch½ tsp vanilla In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients; set aside.To make pudding: Combine 2 cups of milk with ½ cup of the...

Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding 1 cup sugar1/2 cup baking cocoa1/4 cup cornstarch1/2 teaspoon salt4 cups whole milk2 tablespoons butter2 teaspoons vanilla extractOPTIONAL: Sweetened whipped cream and M&M's In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt....

SAVED New York Times Mixed Apples Pie

Mixed Apples Pie From New York Times Cooking FOR THE CRUST:1 tablespoon granulated sugar2 ⅓ cups/300 grams all-purpose flour (plus more for rolling the dough)¾ teaspoon fine sea salt1 cup/225 grams cold unsalted butter (2 sticks, preferably high-fat European-style,...

Viennese Crescents

Viennese Crescents From Mrs. Cooney's Cooking Class, 1955 Marymount College. From Germaine Latonis' recipe library. 1 cup butter1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups sifted all-purpose flour1 cup finely ground unblanched almondsConfectioners' sugar...

Pie Spiced Apple Fritters

Pie-Spiced Apple Fritters Canola oil (for frying)1/2 c. granulated sugar1 tsp. apple pie spice (divided)1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)2 tbsp. packed light brown sugar1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1/4 tsp. kosher salt1/2 c. fresh apple cider1 large egg1...

Double Decker Brownies

DOUBLE-DECKER BROWNIES 3 ⁄4 cup butter or margarine (softened)1 cup sugar1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar3 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla2 1 ⁄2 cups flour (divided)2 1 ⁄2 teaspoons baking powder1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt1 ⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 tablespoon butter...

Funnel Cake

Funnel Cakes 1 ⅔ cup all purpose flour¼ tsp salt¾ teaspoon baking powder½ tsp cream of tartar2 tablespoon granulated sugar1 egg1 cup milk½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)4 Tablespoons powdered sugar (for dusting) In a large liquid measuring cup or batter bowl with...

Master Ice Cream Recipe

The Master Ice Cream Recipe 2 cups heavy cream1 cup whole milk⅔ cup sugar⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt6 large egg yolks In a small pot, simmer cream, milk, sugar and salt until sugar completely dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat. In a separate bowl, whisk...

Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream in a Bag 1 sandwich size ziplock bag1 gallon size ziplock bag1 tbsp. granulated sugar½ c. half-and-half or milk¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract2 tbsp rock salticeToppings of your choice In a small resealable plastic bag, combine half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla....

Chocolate Sponge Cake

Chocolate Sponge Cake Chocolate Sponge Cake:6 large eggs (separated)4 ounces 120 grams semisweet chocolate, chopped1/4 cup 50 grams plus 2 tablespoons (30 grams) granulated white sugar1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract3/4 teaspoon cream of tartarRaspberry Whipped Cream:1...