Baked Mozzarella Sticks

12 Mozzarella Cheese sticks

1 cup Panko bread crumbs

1 cup Italian blend of bread crumbs

1/4 parmesan cheese

salt and pepper

2 eggs

1 cup of flour


Step one: Cut the cheese sticks in half

Step two: combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in one bowl.

Step three: put the flour in a separate bowl

Step four: scramble the eggs in their own bowl.

Step five: dip the cheese sticks in the flour then eggs then the bread crumb mix.

Step six: dip the breaded cheese sticks in the eggs again then back in the bread crumb mix. Place on a baking sheet covered in wax paper.

Step seven: repeat steps five and six for all the cheese sticks.

Step eight: freeze for one hour.

Step nine: bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes.

Step ten: let cool then serve with marinara sauce.



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This is the recipe for the first thing I remember making with my mother.  She called it “No Bake Cookies”, but our family has renamed it “COP Cookies” (C- chocolate, O- oatmeal, and P- peanut butter).  As a tradition at Christmas we brought plates of COP Cookies to the gate guards at the military bases where we lived.

This is now a favorite of four generations in our family.

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