Sunday, November 2, 2008

#5 & And Nieman Bars!

I find it amazing that my family and I can eat so many desserts in such short periods of time. If the dessert is really good - it will be gone in a couple hours. But, there are "8" of us to eat it all. And, we of course eat healthy & delicious meals to balance it all off. I absolutely love a good meal along with a delicious dessert. Doesn't everyone?!
Can you believe Election Day is 2 days away??!!

"Jeweled Coconut Drops"

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons orange juice
1 teaspoon almond extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3-3/4 cups flaked coconut, divided
1 cup seedless raspberry preserves, warmed

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar. Beat in egg yolk, orange juice and almond extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in 3 cups of coconut. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle. Shape dough into 2-in. balls; roll in remaining coconut. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Fill each cookie with preserves. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

This is a dessert I got the recipe from a friend, man is it good! Nieman Marcus Bars"
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding
1 egg
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup melted butter
2 eggs
8 oz. package of cream cheese
1 lb. or powered sugar
Mix together top five ingredients and press into ungreased 10 X 15 pan.
Mix together last three ingredients and spread evenly over mixture in pan
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.


Cristine said...

YUM YUM YUM!!!!! You never cease to amaze me! :)

Joan said...

You have become a daily stop for me!! I am officially stalking your page! This post looks amazing and I am so enjoying your count down.

Susan said...

You are truely amazing. I love the way you bake...wish I was there to taste everything...and I love the way you write.
You have me looking forward to stopping back to see what's new! keep it up...Thanks

Jodi said...

I love your list so far! I'm sure it will only get better as you get closer to #1!!!

My mom used to make a similar cookie to your coconut drop, but instead of coconut she used crushed cornflakes (I think!). I adore coconut, so I'm going to try these for sure!

Meg said...

I have heard of Nieman Marcus Cookies, but not the bars! They look delicious!

Theresa said...

OMG! Now this post really got my attention. I can't wait to see what's left.

Jessica said...

I love all things coconut...again another added to the Christmas bake-a-thon!!!

Marisa said...

Yummy!!!! Those bars look amazing!

Anonymous said...

Now I'm really, really hungry!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love the up close picture of the bar on fork - Yum!

priscilla said...

Cristine - yum certainly belongs for both of those!:)

Joan - that's great! i am glad to know you enjoy my blog!:)

Susan - thank you! it is always great to know you guys enjoy my blogging!

Jodi - i think so too! hope you enjoy the cookie!

Meg - i've never heard of the cookie kind, they probably taste delicious!

Theresa - can't wait to share with you guys what's left.

Jessica - coconut is quite good...can't wait to see what you think of all these things when you bake them!

Marisa - the bars were *ah-mazing!*

Candy - yup, i would like those bars now...i am hungary!:)

Barbara - the bar was very very good.:)

Pam said...

I'll take a dozen of each please. They look fantastic Priscilla!

Allie said...

I love coconut so I'll have to make a batch of these just for myself!

Maria said...

I am loving all of these recipes!! Keep them coming! The coconut cookies looks super delicious!

Cheri Sicard said...

Both of these recipes look and sound amazing. You are lucky to have 8 people to help you eat the desserts. There are only 2 of us here, which is why I rarely make desserts (unless company is coming) or we would be bigger than houses. Cause the two of us seem to be able to make things disappear about as quickly as the 8 of you.

Sara said...

Those look so yummy! I have lost your email address. I am working on my schedule and wondered if you wanted to start flute lessons in November. Just checking.

Sara Butler

Aggie said...

It just keeps getting better and better over here!! Love these coconut cookies, and then I scrolled down and saw those cute little haystacks!! Love it all Priscilla!

Katherine Aucoin said...

We're only at #5 and it's going to get better isn't it? I hope my heat and my hips can handle all these yummy treats!

Emily said...

I am getting a sugar rush just looking at your sweets! I grew up un a big family and everything I made would be gone in minutes . . . now I share with neighbors quite often or else they just sit their since my hubby and I get sweeted out!

I want to make both of these!

Lisa said...

Your cookies look so pretty.

Bridgett said...

Coconut is always a delicious addition to any cookie, especially when it is pretty much the main ingredient. Looks fantastic, Priscilla. I'd love to try those Neiman Marcus bards as well.

Rebekah said...

yummy! cream cheese makes desserts taste so delicious!

Rosie said...

A drooling post and sooo yummy!

Rosie x

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