Sweet Recipes!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This is a cookie that gets lots of "These are gooood. Can I have the recipe?" Of course.

the ingredients

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup of quick oatmeal

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup butter flavored Crisco

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 cups of any combination: dark chocolate chips, semi- sweet chocolate chips,, mini-chocolate chips, cut-up Reese's peanut butter cups

1/2 cup broken walnut pieces

the directions

Preheat oven to 375*

Whisk together the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Beat Crisco, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixer until light and creamy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Mix in flour mixture just until blended

Mix in chocolate chips and walnuts.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.  I use a large meatball scoop. 

Bake for about 9 minutes until the edges begin to brown.

Let cool on baking sheet for a minute before transferring to a cooling rack.

From the Recipe Collection of Julie Oliver

Blueberry and Lemon Buttermilk Scones

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Whisk together:

1 ½ cup all purpose flour

½ cup cake flour (not self-rising)

3 Tbsp. sugar

2 ½ tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. finely grated lemon peel

¾ tsp. salt

Use finger tips to mix in butter until mixture has texture of coarse meal:

1 stick cold butter, cut into small pieces

Add and stir in:

1 cup (1/2 pint) fresh or frozen blueberries

1 teaspoon grated

Whisk together in a small bowl:

½ cup buttermilk

1 egg                  

½ tsp. vanilla

Add milk mixture to flour mixture till dough comes together but small amount of flour remains in bowl.  Gently knead once or twice.

Drop 12 scones onto prepared baking sheet or flatten batter into two disks and slice into pie-shaped wedges.  Sprinkle with sugar. 

Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 23 – 25 minutes.

Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.  Excellent served immediately.

May be frozen up to one month.  Thaw, reheat in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

From the Recipe Collection of Julie Oliver


homemade Ice Cream

A basic vanilla ice cream recipe that's easy.  If you want variety from plain-yet-spectacular vanilla, add cinnamon or fruit or peppermint candies or whatever you wish. 

The recipe does require an ice cream maker.  Our best advice on the matter of ice cream makers and their use: put the ice cream container in the freezer the day before so it chills the liquids quickly and buy a Cuisinart.


Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 4 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ¾  cup sugar
  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 pinches of salt

To make Cinnamon Ice Cream, add 1 scant Tablespoon cinnamon.

To make Raspberry Ice Cream, add 1 cup of fresh or frozen (mostly drained) berries.


In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.

Pour into ice cream maker and blend for 20 – 25 minutes. 

Notes:  Place container in the freeze for an additional 2 hours for firmer ice cream.  Put ice cream in a covered plastic container for longer storage.