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May 15, 2012
Harriet Muldowney has been a member of the Singer Society for a decade. The Singer Society is a volunteer organization that supports the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, providing refreshments at exhibit receptions, leading tours and helping around the museum. Muldowney brought this recipe to a Singer Society event, and the recipe subsequently appeared in the Society's newsletter. People interested in volunteering with the Singer Society should contact the museum at 301-739-5727.
LIFESTYLE
December 18, 2012
This recipe is a go-to treat for Funkstown resident Cindy Parks. "I make them all year-round because I love them so much," she said. "They're simple. I can make them with and without a mixer, which makes them easy. " She said she learned to cook — at least to cook some things — from her mom. "She'd come home from work and try to cook stuff fast. But on the weekend, oh, she'd cook food to die for — fried chicken, stuffed peppers," Parks said. "But I taught myself the baking stuff.
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Scott Anderson | Culinary Passion | March 11, 2011
My youngest daughter was not feeling well one day and she asked that I do some baking to help her feel better and to cheer her up. So looking into the cupboard and not having enough of any one flour I worked up this recipe using bread and whole wheat flour. I also added in a partial bag of chocolate chips and an open bag of M&M peanut candies cookies.   Simply delicious were the words from my daughter as she sampled one hot from the oven. These cookies were the best cureall for the day. — Scott C. Anderson is associate food service director and chef with Shepherd University dining services in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
LIFESTYLE
August 27, 2013
Helen Burkett of the Huyetts Crossroads area won the champion ribbon for cookies in the Open Class at the 2013 Ag Expo & Fair.  Her recipe, peanut butter sandwich cookies, is a family favorite. “I enjoy looking through cookbooks for something different to make for my family, and I found this peanut butter sandwich cookie recipe and decided to try it,” she said. “My family and friends love this recipe. It is a special treat.” Burkett said she has entered the Ag Expo Open Class baking contests for years.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2012
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouts by Juliette Low in Savannah, Ga. In honor of the centennial, The Herald-Mail asked several local restaurants to develop recipes for adults using Girl Scout cookies, one of the most visible aspects of Girl Scouts. One of these recipes uses alcohol, which we recommend should not be shared with a Girl Scout. Here we present four recipes from four chefs in the Hagerstown area. We asked for creativity, and these recipes explore unusual uses of cookies.
LIFESTYLE
November 29, 2011
When Heidi Coble taught at Clear Spring High School, she took the students in her life skills class to Fairview Outdoor School to clear trails and clean the pond. After working, the kids would beg for these cookies as they walked back to the school. The kids were getting a treat that was really very good for them. Coble adapted this recipe from one on the Quaker Oats box for "Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. " She adjusted the recipe to make cookies more healthful, using less fat, less sugar and whole grain in place of white flour.
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March 25, 2009
Girl Scout Troop 856 members made cookies as a craft at their weekly meeting Tuesday night at the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Boys and Girls Club.
NEWS
October 17, 2008
These easy, no-bake cookies are chewy, crunchy and chocolatey all at once. The recipe calls for dried cranberries and dates, but any chopped dried fruit can be substituted. CHERRY CHOCOLATE CLUSTERS Start to finish: 30 minutes Makes 5 dozen cookies 1-pound package cream-filled chocolate cookies (such as Oreo or Newman-O's) 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 11 1/2-ounce bag dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 cup chopped dried dates 30 candied cherries, cut in half Line a baking sheet or large, flat platter with parchment or waxed paper.
NEWS
December 3, 2006
2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 3 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup oatmeal (optional) 1 handful of walnuts (optional) 1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips (1 bag is about 12 ounces) 1/2 bag of white chocolate chips (1 bag is about 12 ounces) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put all the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a large bowl and mix until lumps of butter are gone.
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December 21, 2008
1 1/2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon cinnamon3/4 cup butter3/4 cup granulated sugar1 large egg1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons apple juice1/2 cup apple, peeled and shredded ( see cook's note )1/2 cup cranberries, dried and chopped1/2 cup chopped pecans1 cup quick oatsWhole pecans, for garnish For glaze: 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons apple juice Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
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August 27, 2013
Helen Burkett of the Huyetts Crossroads area won the champion ribbon for cookies in the Open Class at the 2013 Ag Expo & Fair.  Her recipe, peanut butter sandwich cookies, is a family favorite. “I enjoy looking through cookbooks for something different to make for my family, and I found this peanut butter sandwich cookie recipe and decided to try it,” she said. “My family and friends love this recipe. It is a special treat.” Burkett said she has entered the Ag Expo Open Class baking contests for years.
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Alicia Notarianni | Making Ends Meet | July 25, 2013
 A spinning home office chair. And vomit. These two items have no place among favorable conditions for a successful play date. I gleaned this wisdom not from a parenting magazine or from an erudite friend, but from my 6-year-old throwing up on the basement stairs of a family I was just getting to know. In my son's defense, I probably didn't do my part to set the stage for a play date paragon. The other mom and I had agreed to meet at her house at 2 p.m. I said I would bring something sweet.
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Kate Coleman | May 30, 2013
“Well, hello.” Those were the first two words of a message on my telephone answering machine last winter. It wasn't an unusual greeting, but for a split second, it took my breath away. The voice stopped me. The caller sounded exactly like my late mother, Katherine. The next part of the message also was a surprise: “I am Kathryn Coleman …” she continued, telling me her address, explaining that a piece of mail with my name and address had been mistakenly delivered to her home.
LIFESTYLE
January 29, 2013
In December, Clear Spring resident Lynn O'Neil entered Chunks of Coal Christmas Cookies in The Herald-Mail's Cookie Exchange Contest. Her entry was not selected to advance to the final round by judges, but it was distinctive -   worth sharing with Herald-Mail readers. O'Neil wrote on her recipe card that the cookies were an unexpected treasure. "I had this recipe for years but never made them," she said. "(In December), I made these cookies with my great-nephew Kyle. " She pulled out the recipe while preparing for an annual family holiday tradition.
LIFESTYLE
January 15, 2013
Kim West of Hagerstown entered the Herald-Mail's 2012 Cookie Exchange Contest. Her entry, Mom's Cracker Jack Cookies, was not selected as a winner, but the concept was distinctive. "This is my mom's recipe," she said. "She's just one of those older women who takes things and throws them together. My nephews love this one, so I thought I would enter it. " Cooking is something of a family tradition for West. She and her sisters all cook, and West has cooked for 40 years, since she was an adolescent.
LIFESTYLE
January 8, 2013
Teri Leiter and her husband, David, are co-owners of Leiters' Fine Catering in Williamsport and Hagerstown. But this Christmas sugar cookie recipe is actually a family recipe, according to Teri Leiter. "We first started doing this in the shape of a heart for Valentine's Day. We'd cut out a small heart in the top cookie," she said. She said the Leiter family has been involved with food for 40 years. David's parents owned Richardson's restaurant in the 1940s, then sold the restaurant in the early '70s and dedicated themselves to catering.
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Scott Anderson | Culinary Passion | December 21, 2012
I started this recipe with a bunch of peanut butter cups and a cup of espresso in my hand. I reworked two older recipes I've used to build this new recipe, featuring Nespresso espresso coffee. I love the added kick in flavor you get when you add excellent coffee to chocolate, cookies, creams, and rubs, so I thought why not try to add coffee to peanut butter cup cookies. What you see before you is the final product, tested and approved by my family and my two sous chefs during the experiment, Jenna Rose and Jaelyn Grace.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2012
Just the vision of melted chocolate, sugar and vanilla mixed together into chewy Christmas cookies that melt in your mouth can tempt even those with the strongest wills. Not only are decadent sugary treats a part of the holiday season, but the familiar red kettles and sounds of Salvation Army bell ringers are synonymous with the season. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau sponsored a friendly C is for Cookie Contest at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Mall on Wednesday as part of its Food Fight on 11/30 promotional effort.
LIFESTYLE
December 18, 2012
This recipe is a go-to treat for Funkstown resident Cindy Parks. "I make them all year-round because I love them so much," she said. "They're simple. I can make them with and without a mixer, which makes them easy. " She said she learned to cook — at least to cook some things — from her mom. "She'd come home from work and try to cook stuff fast. But on the weekend, oh, she'd cook food to die for — fried chicken, stuffed peppers," Parks said. "But I taught myself the baking stuff.
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