Cookies & Candy

Nuclear Fudge

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceLinda Stoops (1993)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

3
Hershey bars, broken up into Sm. squares (8 oz. size-bars)
18 oz
semi-sweet chocolate bits
4 1⁄2 c
granulated sugar
8 oz
marshmallow creme
1 cn
evaporated milk
1⁄2 c
butter or margarine (do not use vegetable spread!)
1 t
salt
2 t
vanilla
1⁄2 c
chopped nuts (opt.)

Instructions

Cook sugar, milk, butter and salt over medium heat, stirring constantly until it melts, then occasionally until it starts to boil. Let bubble for 4 minutes, turning down heat to prevent boil-over, if necessary. Add vanilla, then pour over remaining ingredients. Stir until thoroughly mixed, then spread onto greased 10 x 15 x 1-inch cookie sheet. Score and chill, then finish cutting into squares. 

Fannie Farmer's Million Dollar Fudge

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceBetty Sheridan (1991)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

12 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c
marshmallow creme
2 T
butter
3⁄4 c
evaporated milk
2 c
sugar
1⁄4 c
cold water
1⁄8 t
salt
1 t
vanilla
1 c
chopped nuts

Instructions

Mix chocolate chips and marshmallow creme in separate bowl. Mix butter, evaporated milk and sugar in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat until mixture comes to a low boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Occasionally wash down sides of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water to return sugar crystals to mixture. Add chocolate mixture to saucepan with hot sugar mixture. Add salt, vanilla and nuts. Pour into 9 x 9 inch pan or cookie tin, then let cool. Yields 1 (9 x 9-inch) pan.

Graham Goodies

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceDottie Aumiller (1975)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

 
graham wafers
1⁄2 lb
butter (2 sticks)
1 c
brown sugar
1 c
chopped pecans

Instructions

Put graham wafers on bottom of ungreased cookie sheet (one with sides). Bring butter and brown sugar to boil, stirring constantly. Boil 2 minutes. Add chopped pecans to this mixture when you remove it from heat. Spoon over graham wafers. Put into 350° oven for 10 minutes. Cut while warm. 

Snowballs

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceMrs. Huddy (1970)
Prep time
4 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
4 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
crushed pineapple (no. 2)
1⁄4 lb
marshmallows (or less)
34
vanilla wafers
1⁄2 c
nuts, chopped fine
 
whipped cream
 
coconut

Instructions

Drain pineapple. Add marshmallows (which have been cut into bits with scissors which have been dipped in water). Add nuts. Add 12 wafers which have been crushed fine. Spread mixture on 3 wafers, stacks, on top too. Let stand 3 to 4 hours. Spread with whipped cream and coconut which has been finely cut. Refrigerate overnight. A sprig of holly may be placed on the plate and a small red candle placed in the snowball. 

Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceIda Meyer (1981)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
45 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
whole-wheat flour
1 c
all-purpose flour
1 t
baking powder
1⁄2 t
baking soda
1⁄4 t
salt
1⁄2 c
shortening
3⁄4 c
packed brown sugar
1⁄3 c
honey
1 t
vanilla
1⁄2 c
milk
3 T
granulated sugar
1 t
ground cinnamon

Instructions

Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cream shortening and brown sugar. Beat in honey and vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Chill dough several hours. Divide into quarters and roll on floured surface to 15 x 5-inch rectangles. Cut into crackers. Place on ungreased sheets. Make a line across center and pattern with fork, making small holes with tines. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on crackers. Bake 13 to 15 minutes at 350°. Remove and cool immediately. 

Whoopie Pies

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceSandra Shepherd (1976)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

6 T
shortening
1
egg
1 c
sugar
1 c
milk
2 c
flour
1 1⁄2 t
soda
5 T
cocoa
1 t
vanilla plus to taste for filling
1⁄2 c
shortening
3⁄4 c
confectioners' sugar
1
unbeaten egg white
6 T
marshmallow fluff

Instructions

Mix shortening, egg, sugar and milk. Sift and add flour, soda and cocoa, then vanilla. Drop by tablespoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes at 375°. Let cool and spread generously with filling, which is a mixture of shortening, confectioners’ sugar, egg white and marshmallow fluff, plus vanilla to taste. 

No-Bake Cocoa Orange Balls

Summary

Yield
48 Balls
SourceMary Maginnity (1972)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

3 c
finely rolled vanilla wafer crumbs
1 c
confectioners' sugar
1⁄4 c
Hershey's cocoa
1 1⁄2 c
finely chopped walnuts
3 T
corn syrup
6 T
orange juice, up to 8 T.
3⁄4 t
orange extract

Instructions

Thoroughly combine all ingredients, except sugar. Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in confectioners’ sugar. Store in tight container. Reroll in sugar before serving. Makes about 4 dozen balls. 

No Bake Cookies

Summary

Yield
24 Cookies
SourceAnnette Heffernan (1998)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
margarine
6 T
cocoa
1⁄2 c
milk
3 c
sugar
1 c
peanut butter
3 c
oatmeal
1 t
vanilla

Instructions

Bring margarine, cocoa, milk and sugar to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Next add oatmeal and drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper while warm. Let cool. 

Boiled Cookies

Summary

Yield
24 Cookies
SourceRuth Browning (1981)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1⁄2 c
milk
4 T
cocoa
1⁄4 lb
oleo
3 c
quick-rolled oats
1 c
peanut butter (or)
1⁄2 c
coconut (and/or)
1⁄4 c
nuts
1⁄2 c
raisins

Instructions

Boil sugar, milk, cocoa and oleo for 1 minute, no longer. Set pan off stove and add oats, and your choice of peanut butter or coconut, and/or nuts and raisins Drop on wax paper or tinfoil by teaspoons and let cool. Store in cool place. 

No-Bake Fudge Cookies

Summary

Yield
24 Cookies
SourceMarion Shepherd (1972)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2
butter stick
2 c
sugar
4 T
cocoa
1⁄2 c
milk
3 c
uncooked oats
1⁄2 c
peanut butter
1 t
vanilla

Instructions

Bring butter, sugar, cocoa and milk to a full rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add oats, peanut butter and vanilla. Blend well; drop by spoon on wax paper. Yields 24 large cookies. 

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