Project Dessert

Started going Through a 200 page dessert book 1-at-a-time daily until i got to #80 and the recipes were getting horrible so #100-#200 will be desserts i find that look interesting to make...enjoy!


Yield: about 3 dozen

Time: Prep – 7 minutes, Cook – 15-20 minutes


1 cup margarine, softened

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 1/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup coconut flakes

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup raisins

3/4 cup colored sprinkles

  • Cream margarine, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until fluffy, and then add eggs.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and beat well.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Drop tablespoonful's onto lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Tips: I only put a half a cup of coconut as I think a full cup will make the taste to strong. These cookies are a very interesting mixture hence the name everything cookies but they taste better than they sound, give it a try.


Yield: 1 cookie sheet

Time: Prep – 12 minutes, Cook – 18-20 minutes


3/4 cup margarine

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 tsp water

2 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups cooking oats

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

  • In bowl, cream margarine, peanut butter, sugars, and water.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla sugar, and then add rest of ingredients.
  • Spread onto cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 18-20 minutes


1 1/4 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

  • Melt together chocolate chips and peanut butter and spread over warm bars.

Tips: When spreading the batter in the cookie sheet make sure to spread everything evenly in the pan. For the topping I used baking chocolate instead of chocolate chips which I find is easier to melt. These bars tasted really good but they tend to crumble easily.


Yield: about 1 dozen

Time: Prep – 12 minutes, Cook – 15-18 minutes


1/2 cup crisco

1 egg

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup cocoa

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1 cup water

1/4 tsp salt

  • Mix all ingredients.
  • Shape into logs of desired thickness and drop onto cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.
  • When cool , slice logs in half lengthwise.


1/2 cup crisco

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 small jar marshmallow fluff

1/2 cup confection sugar

  • Mix all filling ingredients, fill one side of log and cover with other side.

Tips: I didn’t shape into logs instead I used a scoop to make them round and then flattened them somewhat. After I put the filling on one half and then put another half on top to make a sandwich. The filling made a little too much so you don’t have to put a whole jar of marshmallow fluff. And a side point, working with marshmallow fluff is such a pain as it sticks to everything, any advice?


Yield: about 1 1/2 dozen

Time: Prep – 7 minutes, Cook – 18-20 minutes


1 cup margarine

3/4 cup cornstarch

1/3 cup confection sugar

1 cup flour

3 Tbsp confection sugar

crystal sugars (any 2 colors)

  • Beat margarine until fluffy, and then add cornstarch and 1/3 cup confection sugar.
  • Add flour, mixing well until it forms a dough.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
  • Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.
  • Combine 3 tablespoons confection sugar with colored crystals and roll cookies in mixture.
  • Bake at 350 until golden brown.

Tips: After refrigerating dough for an hour it got a little tough. I used only 1 color of crystals as their not that cheap and I didnt think its worth to buy 2. The recipe does not say the amount of crystals to put in the rolling mixture so I had to just our an estimate. The crystals did not stick to the cookies when they were rolled in so I sprinkled some on top. I baked the cookies for 20 minutes and they only got light brown. These cookies tasted like a disgusting mixture of margarine and cornstarch but that’s just my opinion as some people told me they tasted decent.


Yield: about 2 dozen

Time: Prep – 5 minutes, Cook – N/A


2 cups confection sugar

1 cup honey graham crackers, crushed

3/4 cup ground walnuts

1/2 cup coconut, shredded

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 stick margarine, melted

1 bar chocolate

  • Mix all ingredients well.
  • Form into balls and place on baking sheet.
  • Freeze for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove from freezer.
  • Melt chocolate over low heat and dip balls into chocolate.
  • Refreeze.
  • Remove from freezer an hour before serving.

Tips: These look like they have little yarmulkas on them. They taste good and are really easy to make with no baking required. Its pretty much a few powdered things put together with the margarine and peanut butter holding them together. They can be stored in the refrigerator instead of the freezer.


Price to make: $4.42

Yield: about 3 dozen

Time: Prep – 12 minutes, Cook – 12-15 minutes


1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 sticks margarine

1 egg

1 cup oil

2 tsp vanilla sugar

3 1/2 cups flour

1 cup rolled oats

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cream of tartar

8oz chocolate chips

1 cup rice crispies

  • Mix the first six ingredients well.
  • In another bowl, combine together remaining ingredients, then add mixture to first bowl and mix well.
  • Shape into round balls, and then flatten with fork on ungreased, lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

Tips: Great tasting and crispy cookies. Use a little less sugar as it was a little too sweet.


Price to make: $2.54

Yield: about 2 dozen

Time: Prep – 12 minutes, Cook – 12 minutes


1 stick margarine

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa

1/2 tsp baking soda

less than 1/2 tsp salt

1 cup colored or white chocolate chips

  • Beat margarine and sugar until creamy, and then add egg and vanilla extract.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients.
  • Roll into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes and then cool on wire rack.

Tips: Add chocolate chips last after mixing everything else together. White chocolate chips look nice with the chocolate color of the cookies, colored would probably look weird. These cookies taste really good.