Pecan pie bars

Pecan Pie Bars
1 cup flour, sifted
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
Combine 1 cup flour, oats and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into greased 9 by 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Combine eggs, corn syrup, pecans, vanilla, salt, 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon flour; pour over crust. Bake for 25 minutes, or until done.

Virus-free. www.avg.com

Chocolate macaroons

Chocolate Macaroons
1 (14 ounce) package coconut
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
Combine all ingredients; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a well-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Virus-free. www.avg.com

coconut bells

Coconut Belles
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs (reserve 1 egg white for meringue)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Coconut Meringue (see below)
Blend together shortening, sugar and eggs. Sift together dry ingredients and add to shortening mixture, alternating with milk; blend thoroughly. Add vanilla and lemon juice. Spread 1/4 inch thick on a greased cookie sheet. Cover with Coconut Meringue. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Cut into square or rectangles.
Coconut Meringue
2/3 cup shredded coconut
1 egg white
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Beat egg white to stiff peaks and beat in sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Add vanilla, then fold in coconut.

Recipe of the day…coconut cream cookies

Coconut Cream Cookies
1 cup margarine
2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups flour
1/2 cup coconut
Pecan or walnut halves
Cream together margarine, cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla, egg and milk until fluffy. Stir in flour and coconut; mix well. Drop cookies (16 per cookie sheet) by small spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Top each cookie with nut half. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
Makes about 8 dozen cookies.

Recipe of the day.. Turtle cookies

Turtle Cookies
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine, softened
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pecan halves
8 caramels, each cut into fourths
Chocolate Glaze (see below)
Cream together brown sugar, margarine, water and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Place 3 to 5 pecan halves per cookie on greased cookie sheet. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls around caramel pieces; press onto center of each group of nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Dip into Chocolate Glaze.
Chocolate Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat together all ingredients until smooth.

Virus-free. www.avg.com

Frosted zucchini bars

Frosted Zucchini Bars
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
3/4 cup chocolate chips or raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
Frosting (see below)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs. Add sugar, then oil, beating well. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to egg mixture. Stir in vanilla, zucchini, chocolate chips and nuts. Spread into greased 15 by 17 inch jelly roll pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool. Frost; cut into bars.
Frosting:
1 stick margarine
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Blend all ingredients together.

Monster oatmeal and raisin cookies

Monster Oatmeal And Raisin Cookies
1 cup margarine
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
2 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 tablespoons vanilla
4 teaspoons baking soda
9 cups oatmeal
9 ounces raisins
Cream together margarine, sugars, eggs and peanut butter; mix well. Add vanilla, baking soda, oatmeal and raisins. Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until done.