Juno Recipes

Posted by Lisa Belsky at

As promised, I am going to post the recipes from my “Juno” baking day:

 Chocolate Chip Brittle

Chocolate Chip Brittle:

1 C butter or margarine, at room temperature

1 C sugar

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp fine sea salt

2 C flour

10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.  Line a cookie sheet pan with parchment paper.  Mix first butter (or margarine) and sugar.  Add vanilla and salt. Add flour and mix well.  Add chocolate chips. Press dough out onto cookie sheet pan. You can also cover dough with another layer of parchment paper and roll out with a rolling pin.

Bake 20-25 min

Cool completely and then brake into pieces.

Baker’s Notes: I actually needed to bake mine a little longer than the bake time in order for them to get crispy.

Chewy Good Oatmeal Cookies:

1 C butter or margarine, softened

1 C brown sugar

½ C sugar

Chewy Good Oatmeal Cookies

2 eggs

1 TBSP honey

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 ½ C quick cooking oats

1 ½ C four

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

½ tsp cinnamon

1 1/3 C dried cherries

1 C white baking chips

1 C semi-sweet chocolate bits

1 C macadamia nuts

Preheat oven to 350.  Line a few cookie sheet pans with parchment paper.  Mix butter (or margarine) and sugars.  Add eggs, honey and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients.  Mix well.  Add dried cherries, chocolate, and nuts.  Mix until well integrated.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place 8 on a cookie sheet; 2 per row, 4 rows, layed as bricks (pictured below) so they don’t spread and stick to one another in the oven.  Bake 10-12 min.

Baker’s Notes: When I made these cookies last week, I eliminated the macadamia nuts because my kids don’t like nuts in cookies.   They were still delicious.  You can come up with your own version of add-ons to put in.  Soft and chewy, these are simply delicious!

Zebra Cookies


Crinkle/ Zebra Fudge Cookies:

½ C oil

2 C sugar

2 C flour

1 C cocoa

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp baking powder

Confectionary sugar for rolling dough in

Preheat oven to 350.  Line a few cookie sheet pans with parchment paper. Mix all ingredients together except confectionary sugar.  Put confectionary sugar in small bowl.  Roll dough into 1 1/2 “-2” balls.  Roll each ball in confectionary sugar and then place in prepared pan, 8 to each cookie sheet; 2 per row, 4 rows, laid out like bricks (pictured below) so they don’t spread and stick to one another in the oven.  Bake 15-18 min

Baker’s Notes: This recipe is super easy to mix up because it calls for oil instead of butter.  No waiting for butter to soften! This dough after mixed can be very sticky to work with.  Sometimes it helps to refrigerate the dough first after it is mixed to harden it a little, or you can do what I do and work with gloves that are slightly wet.   Any way you decide, don’t be afraid to work with the dough.  These always come out looking beautiful and tasting delicious! My kids love them!



½ C butter or margarine










1 C sugar

¼ tsp cream of tartar

¼ tsp baking soda

1 egg

½ tsp vanilla

1 ½ C flour

2 TBSP sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375.  Line a few cookie sheet pans with parchment paper.  Mix butter (or margarine) and sugar. Add baking soda, cream of tartar, egg, vanilla, and flour and mix well until combined.  Combine the 2 TBSP sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll into cinnamon sugar.  Place on prepared cookie sheets, 12 to a pan; 3 per row, 4 rows, evenly spaced.  Bake 10-12 minutes.

Baker’s Notse: I’ve given this recipe to lots of people and when they look over the ingredients, they ask me; “do I really need to put in cream of tartar?” The answer is YES! For those that do not have cream of tartar or have not baked with it before, cream of tartar is the essential ingredient to this recipe.  It’s what makes the cookies so soft.  The key to these simple delectable cookies is the cream of tartar.  Try these cookies.  You won’t regret that you did. And you will find that these simple tasting, yet absolutely delicious cookies will become the new favorite in your household!


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