Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookie Bars & Cookbook Review

Cookbook Cover

Cookies in Minutes Cover from which I produced this bag of mix!

I was lucky enough to win this sweet cookie book Cookies in Minutes by Mable and Gar Hoffman from Robin at Simply Southern Baking. Have you checked out her blog? You should if you like good Southern baking cuisine.

Robin introduces herself this way: “Welcome to Simply Southern Baking. I’m Robin, the girl behind the recipes wishing I had more time to spend in the kitchen!”
This is a baker after my own heart.

You should check her out on Pinterest too.  She has the best mix of recipes. I drool all over my keyboard just reading the recipes!  She also has a delightful selection of cookbooks on a pin board. I’m sure I need some of these. Friend her on Facebook too.

I collect cookbooks as I’m sure you do. I can tell you where I’ve travelled by my cookbook collection. Then I have my favorites – like my mom’s Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook – the 1947 edition.

I love to make cookies. It is sort of therapeutic to mix up, spoon out, bake and cool and store all those little desserts. At Christmas, when I have all my baking done, I can begin to package up various goodies for all my friends, I love to look at all the different colors, shapes and sizes. (Doesn’t take much to make me happy!) :)

What I think I like best about this book are the cookie mix recipes. I tried the Oatmeal- Cookie Mix and made a delicious Spiced Apple Oatmeal Bar. It was a little dry the first day, but after an overnight stay wrapped in foil, they were moist and delicious. The nutmeg in the icing was just right. Now I have an extra package of mix already made up for some Hasty Oatmeal Fruit Drop cookies.

It’s too bad this book is out of print.  But I will gladly share recipes with you from time-to-time so you can have a taste of Cookies in Minutes.

Spiced Apple Oatmeal Bars

Comment (1)

  1. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking

    Linda, these cookie bars look awesome…wish I had one right now with a glass of milk. Look forward to what you make next out of this cookbook. Happy Baking!


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