Cookies, cakes, and all that you can eat!!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word 'home-made?'
Definitely cookies!!!!!!!!!    And a whole lot of other good foods as well ^^     
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Baked Fudge

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONSPreheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
In large bowl, sift together sugar, flour and cocoa. Add eggs. Add melted butter, vanilla and pecans. Pour mixture into 8x12-inch baking pan.
Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place baking dish on towel, inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. 

Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until firm.

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
6 cups chopped rhubarb
1 cup white sugar
3 cups miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
Place chopped rhubarb on the bottom of greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle sugar evenly over rhubarb. Sprinkle marshmallows over rhubarb and sugar.
Prepare cake mix according to instructions on package. Pour over rhubarb and marshmallows in pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto serving dish so that rhubarb is on top.

Melt Your Mouth Cookies

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)1 cup butter
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk

DIRECTIONSPreheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Cream 1 cup butter, 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar and vanilla. Sift flour and cornstarch and add to creamed mixture.
Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Watch carefully!
Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add enough milk or cream to make spreadable. Spread on warm cookies.

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