Cookies & Candy

Butterscotch Brownies

Summary

Yield
24 Brownies
SourceDaisy Harvey (1972)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Total time
55 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄4 c
butter or shortening
1 c
brown sugar, packed in cup
1⁄2 c
flour
1 t
baking powder
1⁄2 t
vanilla
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄2 c
walnuts, coarsely chopped

Instructions

Melt butter or shortening over low heat. Stir in brown sugar. Remove from heat. Sift together and stir in flour, baking powder, vanilla, salt and walnuts. Spread in well-greased and floured square 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan. Bake 20 or 25 minutes in moderate oven (350°). Appears soft when removed from oven because interior is supposed to be soft. Cut while warm. 

Cream Cheese Brownies

Summary

Yield
16 Brownies
SourceMrs. Cunningham (1970)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
Baker's German sweet chocolate (4 oz.)
5 T
butter (divided)
1 pk
cream cheese (3 oz.)
1 c
sugar (divided)
3
egg
1 T
flour
1⁄2 c
unsifted flour
1 1⁄2 t
vanilla (divided)
1⁄2 t
baking powder
1⁄4 t
salt
1⁄4 t
almond extract
1⁄2 c
chopped nuts

Instructions

Melt chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter over very low heat. Stir, then cool.

To make cheese layer, cream cream cheese with 2 tablespoons butter. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, creaming until fluffy. Blend 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.

To make chocolate layer, beat 2 eggs until light colored. Slowly add 3/4 cup sugar; beat until thickened. Add baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup unsifted flour. Blend in chocolate mixture, 1 teaspoon vanilla, almond extract and chopped nuts.

To bake, spread half the chocolate batter in greased 8- or 9-inch square pan. Top with cheese mixture. Spoon remaining chocolate batter over top. Zigzag through batter to marble. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool. Makes 16. 

Marble Cheese Brownies

Summary

Yield
32 Brownies
SourceRaelene Walker (1984)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

3
squares unsweetened chocolate (1 oz. squares)
6 T
butter or margarine
2 pk
Philadelphia cream cheese softened (3 oz. pks.)
1 c
sugar (divided)
3
eggs (divided)
2⁄3 c
flour (plus 1 tsp., divided)
1⁄2 t
lemon juice
2 t
vanilla (divided)
1⁄2 t
baking powder
1⁄4 t
salt
1⁄2 c
chopped walnuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325° and grease 9-inch square pan. In small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter or margarine over very low heat, stirring constantly. Cool. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread in pan. In another bowl, beat remaining 2 eggs until fluffy and light in color. Gradually add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, beating until thick. Fold in remaining flour, baking powder and salt. With a knife or spatula, swirl mixture just until marbled. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool; cut into bars. Cover and store in refrigerator. Makes 32 brownies. 

Holiday Brownies

Summary

Yield
20 Brownies
SourceAnne Scott (1988)
Prep time
45 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

1 pk
Betty Crocker brownie mix with Hershey's syrup
1 c
chocolate chips
1 c
miniature marshmallows
1 cn
Betty Cracker white sour cream frosting (discontinued product)
10
pretty pecan halves
10
maraschino cherries

Instructions

Mix brownies according to package directions and bake. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows and chocolate chips over the brownies, pressing in slightly. Place in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and cover with plastic wrap. Let cool for 2 hours and then frost with canned frosting. Score into 20 pieces and decorate each piece with a pecan half or with a cherry half. 

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Summary

Yield
12 Brownies
SourceSharon Hammond (1998)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

2⁄3 c
butter or margarine
3⁄4 c
baking cocoa
1⁄4 c
vegetable oil
2 c
sugar
4
eggs
2 t
vanilla
1 1⁄2 c
flour
1 t
baking powder
1 t
salt
2⁄3 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1⁄2 c
milk chocolate chips
1 c
chopped pecans (opt.)
 
confectioners' sugar (if desired)

Instructions

Melt butter in a large pan. Whisk in cocoa and oil until smooth. Cook and stir over low heat until cocoa is blended. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to cocoa mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Spread into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Makes 2 dozen brownies. 

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceFlorence Grummer (1995)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1
stick of butter or oleo
2
squares of unsweetened chocolate
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
1⁄2 t
vanilla
1⁄4 c
flour
1⁄4 t
salt
1 c
walnuts (not finely chopped)

Instructions

Melt butter or oleo and unsweetened chocolate. Take pan off stove. Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour, salt and chopped walnuts. Bake in oiled and floured 8-inch square pan at 325° for 40 minutes. Cut and serve.  

Notes

Taken from Gourmet Magazine, August 1995.

Easy Homemade Brownies

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceMary Ault (1992)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
35 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients

2
eggs
1 c
sugar
2⁄3 c
oil
1 c
flour
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄2 c
cocoa
1⁄2 t
baking powder
1 t
vanilla
1⁄2 c
chopped walnuts (opt.)
1 c
chocolate chips (opt)
 
powdered sugar (opt.)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°. Beat eggs in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add sugar gradually. Add oil. Mix well. Sift flour and salt and add to other mixture. Add other ingredients; mix well. (I add chocolate chips and nuts for extra rich brownies.) Grease and flour a 9 x 9-inch baking dish. Pour mixture into pan and bake for about 35 minutes. Cool and sprinkle top with powdered sugar. 

Notes

These are heavenly when served warm. Suggestion: You can add 1 cup of marshmallows to this recipe to make Rocky Road Brownies. 

Chocolate-Chip Meringue Cookies

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
SourceDot Schweikart (1974)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Total time
55 minutes

Ingredients

2
egg whites
1⁄4 t
cream of tartar
1⁄4 t
salt
1 t
vanilla
3⁄4 c
sugar (added gradually)
1
small bag chocolate chips

Instructions

Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, salt and vanilla until soft peaks form. Add sugar, a little at a time, and keep beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop meringue mixture from spoon onto cookie sheet which has been lined with brown paper (grocery bags can be cut to fit). Bake in 300° oven for 25 minutes. (Store cookies in airtight container.)

Kisses for Everyone

Summary

Yield
58 Kisses
SourceMrs. Hoover (1970)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Total time
55 minutes

Ingredients

6
egg whites
1 c
sugar (added gradually)
1⁄2 t
cream of tartar
1 t
vanilla extract
2 c
coarsely chopped pecans

Instructions

Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually beat in 2 tablespoons of sugar. While beating constantly, add another egg white, then 2 tablespoons sugar. Continue this process until all egg whites are added. Mix remaining sugar with cream of tartar and gradually add to first mixture, beating constantly until very stiff. Add vanilla and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with brown paper. Bake in a preheated slow oven at 300° for 25 minutes, or until cracked on top, but not browned. Put paper on damp surface and remove kisses with a sharp knife. About 4 1/2 dozen. 

Christmas Stars

Summary

Yield
30 Cookies
SourceDot Schweikart (1977)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
35 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
whipping cream
1 t
baking powder
3 c
flour, sifted 3 times before measuring
9 oz
butter or margarine, melted
15 oz
prunes
3 c
water
2⁄3 c
sugar
1
beaten egg

Instructions

Rinse the prunes, leave to soak for several hours in water sweetened with sugar. Cook until soft. Remove the stones. Press prunes into a pulp. To make the pastry, mix the baking powder with the flour and add the stiffly beaten cream. Mix as quickly as possible and finally add the melted butter. Leave the pastry to harden in a cold place. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into squares about 3 inches in size. Put a teaspoon of filling in the center of each piece. Split the corners and fold other strip to meet in the middle. Beat a whole egg and brush on cookies. Bake in a very hot oven at 475° for only a few minutes. 

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