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Chocolate chip cookies

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Having a family game night can be a great way to spend quality time with one another. Of course a game night is not a true game night without food. The next time you and your family get together for some family fun, try these two recipes that the whole family can help prepare. You will have a delicious meal and have fun preparing it.

Vegetable PizzaVegetable pizza


2 8 ounce packages crescent rolls

2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese

½ cup mayonnaise

½ cup nonfat plain yogurt

4 ½ teaspoons dry ranch salad dressing mix

Cauliflower – 1 cup, chopped

Broccoli -1 cup, chopped

Carrots – 1 cup, chopped

Tomatoes -1 cup, chopped

½ cup chopped green onions


Unroll crescent rolls and press to almost cover a 12×14 inch non-greased backing sheet. Seal the broken lines made for separating rolls by pressing them together with your fingers. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Take off the sheet pan and set aside to cool completely. While it cools, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, yogurt and salad dressing mix. Combine, beat until well blended and smooth. Cover and chill. Combine chopped vegetables. Spread chilled cheese mixture on cool crust. Sprinkle vegetables over cheese. Chill pizza at least two hours. Cut into 2×1 inch strips and serve. You may substitute any vegetable for your favorite raw vegetable.

Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cup corn-oil margarine

1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

½ cup sugar

1 egg

1 egg white

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup chopped pecans

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Butter-flavor vegetable cooking spray.


Cream the margarine and both sugars by beating margarine until smooth and fluffy and then gradually adding sugars, beating well after each addition. Continue until the mixture looks light and fluffy. Beat whole egg; then add egg white and beat together. Add to creamed mixture and beat until well blended. Mix together flour, salt and soda. Gradually add this to the creamed mixture. Add the vanilla and stir. Add pecans and the chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed. Cover and chill the dough for two hours. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Drop dough by teaspoons onto baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from pan at once and cool on a wire rack covered with absorbent paper.

Makes 6 dozen cookies

These recipes and many others can be found in the Auburn Cookbook, a publication of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.


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