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Cherry Mash Balls

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1 can creamy cherry frosting
  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 ounce jar maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 package Gurley's Golden Recipe Chocolate Almond Bark
  • 2 1/2 cups Gurley's Golden Recipe Chopped Pecans (toasted)

Instructions

  1. Lightly toast chopped pecans by spreading evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 5 minutes. Cool completely or refrigerate until needed.
  2. Combine powdered sugar, cherry frosting, butter, condensed milk, maraschino cherries and vanilla; mix well and chill for several hours. Form into balls. Melt chocolate almond bark according to directions and stir in Gurley's toasted pecans. Dip balls in melted mixture. Set on waxed paper until set.

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CHOCOLATE PEANUT COOKIES

Just the right amount of sweet chocolate and salty peanut to make the perfect cookie.

CHOCOLATE PEANUT COOKIES

CHOCOLATE PEANUT COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsps. vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup Gurley's semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Gurley's salted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Melt butter and allow to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together butter and sugars.
  3. Beat in vanilla, eggs, flour, baking powder & soda.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and peanuts.
  5. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Shape chilled dough into flat disks about 2 1/2 inched in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Allow to rest on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Homemede Granola Squares

Create your own delicious homemade granola bars at a fraction of the cost!

Homemede Granola Squares

Homemede Granola Squares

Ingredients

  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup Gurley’s Flake Coconut
  • 1 cup Gurley’s sliced almonds
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1- 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease 9 x 13-inch pan
  3. In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients
  4. Stir in condensed milk and butter until well blended
  5. Spread mixture in pan pressing down firmly until surface is even
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until bars are lightly browned
  7. Cool for 5 minutes and cut into squares.
  8. Let bars cool completely before serving.

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CINNAMON SUGARED ALMONDS

Just 4 ingredients to make a scrumptious crunchy snack!

CINNAMON SUGARED ALMONDS

CINNAMON SUGARED ALMONDS

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Gurley’s Raw Whole Almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp water

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet combine sugar, cinnamon and water over medium high heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the almonds and stir constantly coating the almonds in the syrupy mixture.
  3. Keep stirring until the sugar crystallizes (this takes about 8-10 minutes) and it looks sandy. Don’t stop stirring.
  4. Remove from pan and spread on parchment paper or baking sheet.
  5. Let them cool for a few minutes before trying.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
  7. NOTE: You can change up the seasonings in place of cinnamon if you like or add a dash of cayenne pepper for a hot and sweet treat.

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Cranberry Pecan Sandies

Super easy recipe that is simply delicious!

Cranberry Pecan Sandies

Cranberry Pecan Sandies

Ingredients

  • 1 package (15.6 ounces) cranberry-orange quick bread mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • ¾ cup Gurley’s chopped pecans
  • Gurley’s pecan halves
  • ORANGE GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bread mix, butter, egg and orange juice.
  3. Stir in chopped pecans. Roll into 1-in. balls.
  4. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Flatten with the bottom of a glass coated with cooking spray.
  6. Press a pecan half into center of each cookie.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk confectioners' sugar and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency.
  10. Drizzle across cooled cookies.
  11. Yield: 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.

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Apple Cobbler

Delicious go to dessert for family or guests.  Everyone loves Apple Cobbler!

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup Gurley’s Chopped Walnuts
  • 4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and ½ cup walnuts; set aside
  3. Put apples in bottom of greased 8” x 8” pan.
  4. Sprinkle with mixture.
  5. Use this bowl to mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  6. In another bowl, combine egg, milk and butter.
  7. Add dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  8. Pour over apples.
  9. Sprinkle remaining walnuts on top.
  10. Bake until golden brown, about 50 minutes.
  11. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

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Banana Bars

These bars are a delicious treat. Not possible to eat just one with a cup of milk or coffee.

Banana Bars

Banana Bars

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-2oz. pkg. Gurley’s chopped walnuts
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 8oz. cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt then add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  5. Fold in chopped walnuts
  6. Pour into greased 15 x 10 x1 baking pan.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool then frost.
  9. Frosting:
  10. ½ cup butter, softened
  11. 8oz. cream cheese
  12. 4 cups powdered sugar
  13. 2 tsp. vanilla
  14. Cream butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
  15. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat well.
  16. Spread over bars

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Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

These are so easy to make and are excellent alone or chopped up and sprinkled on top of apple cobbler, ice cream and salads.

Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

Ingredients

  • 3 5oz. bags Gurley’s Pecan Halves
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250° F.
  2. Lightly spray or grease a large baking sheet.
  3. In medium bowl, lightly beat egg white until frothy.
  4. Stir in vanilla. Add pecans and stir well.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine sugars, salt and cinnamon.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture over pecans and gently fold until evenly coated.
  7. Spread coated pecans onto baking sheet to an even layer.
  8. Place sheet in oven for one hour shaking every 20 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

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Carrot Cake Cookies

These cookies are super moist and delicious.  The icing makes them special.

Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sugar or honey
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup carrots, cooked and mashed, cooled
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup Gurley’s Flake Coconut
  • ½ cup Gurley’s Walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • Icing:
  • ½ package powdered sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • orange juice
  • ½ cup Gurley’s Walnuts, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix sugar or honey, butter, egg and carrots.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla.
  4. Fold in coconut and walnuts.
  5. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto non-stick cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 12 to 14 minutes.
  7. Icing: Mix powdered sugar, orange peel and just enough orange juice to make icing desired consistency. When cooled, frost cookies and dust with walnuts.

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Cowboy Cookies

Rough and ready cookies are full of delicious chunks.  Every bite is a little different…and good!

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 6 oz. Gurley’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1-2oz. pkg. Gurley’s Golden Recipe walnuts (coarsely chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, salt and baking soda together and set aside.
  3. Cream shortening and sugars, then add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add to flour mixture and mix well.
  5. Fold in oatmeal, chocolate chips and walnuts
  6. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.