Cookies & Candy

Key Lime Cookies

Summary

Yield
80 Cookies
SourceNancy Alonzo (2000)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time12 minutes
Total time42 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
butter or margarine, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
1
egg
1 T
lime juice (Key lime juice is good)
4 dr
lime oil*
2 c
flour
1⁄4 t
baking powder
1⁄4 t
salt
 
confectioners' sugar

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then add lime juice and lime oil, beating well. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix only until combined. Cover and refrigerate dough about 1 hour. Using 1 level teaspoon of dough for each cookie, roll dough into balls in the palms of your hands. Lightly flatten the balls into round disks about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies just begin to brown on the bottom. Meanwhile, put confectioners’ sugar into a shallow dish, such as a pie pan. Let cookies stand 1 minute after removing them from the oven. Loosen with a spatula and place the warm cookies in the dish with confectioners’ sugar, turning to coat both sides. Place cookies on wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 80 cookies. 

Notes

*Lime oil is available around Columbus, Ohio, at Columbus Cake Craft, 5436 Cleveland Ave. or at Happy Hostess House, 2892 Johnstown Road. 

Coconut Islands

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceLavonne Roscoe (1988)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄2 t
soda
3
chocolate squares
1⁄4 c
hot coffee (or 1/4 tsp. instant coffee)
1⁄4 c
water
1⁄2 c
Crisco
1 c
brown sugar
1
egg
2⁄3 c
sour cream
1⁄3 c
coconut, finely cut (plus extra for topping)

Instructions

Sift together flour salt and soda. Melt chocolate, hot or instant coffee and water. Cream the Crisco. Gradually add 1 cup brown sugar to Crisco. Add 1 egg and chocolate mixture. Measure 2/3 cup sour cream. Add alternately with dry ingredients creamed mixture. Stir in 1/3 cup finely cut coconut. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased pans. Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes. Frost when warm. Add coconut. 

Pineapple Bars

Summary

Yield
48 Bars
SourceAnne Maher (1981)
Prep time24 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time25 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
2
eggs
1 cn
crushed pineapple (15 1/2-oz.)
2 c
flour
2 t
baking soda
2 t
vanilla, divided
1 c
chopped nuts, divided
1 pk
cream cheese (3 oz.)
1⁄2 c
butter
1 3⁄4 c
confectioners' sugar

Instructions

Combine sugar, eggs, pineapple, flour, baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup chopped nuts by hand. Pour into greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes. Ice with frosting.

To make icing: Cream together the cream cheese, butter, confectioner’s sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla, then add the rest of the nuts.

Refrigerate for 24 hours. Makes 48 (1 x 1 1/2-inch) bars.

 

Bourbon Balls

Summary

Yield
30 Balls
SourceDiana Scherer (1992)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

3 c
vanilla wafers, ground
1 c
ground nuts
1 c
confectioners' sugar
3 T
light Karo
1 1⁄2 T
cocoa
1⁄2 c
bourbon

Instructions

Mix well. Roll into balls and dip in powdered sugar. Cover. Makes 30 small balls. 

Pastel Cookies

Summary

Yield
120 Cookies
SourceMrs. Mary Schluep (1976)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time8 minutes
Total time23 minutes

Ingredients

3 1⁄2 c
flour
1 t
baking powder
1 1⁄2 c
butter
1 c
sugar
1 pk
Jello 3 oz. (3 oz. size)
1
egg
1 t
vanilla

Instructions

Cookie press onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° about 8 minutes. Makes about 10 dozen 1- to 1 1/2-inch cookies. 

Italian Chocolate Cookies

Summary

Yield
48 Cookies
SourceLenore Mastracci (1981)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

9
eggs
2 t
baking powder
2 c
sugar
2 c
ground nuts
1⁄2 lb
Baker's unsweetened chocolate
2 1⁄2
sticks butter
1⁄2 c
chopped citron
1 t
cinnamon
1 t
nutmeg
1⁄2 t
cloves
4 1⁄2 c
sifted flour
4
unsweetened chocolate squares (for icing)
3 T
hot water (for icing)
1 1⁄4 c
sifted powdered sugar (for icing)
1
egg (for icing)
1⁄4 c
butter (for icing)
1 t
vanilla (for icing)

Instructions

Melt butter, chocolate and sugar. Stir and let cool. Beat eggs and spices. Add citron and nuts to chocolate. Mix flour and baking powder and add to chocolate mixture. Roll out (sausage shape) about 1 inch around. Dough should be shiny and glossy. Cut into diamond shape. Dip knife in flour when cutting. Bake at 325° for 9 to 10 minutes.

For Chocolate Icing: Melt chocolate in double boiler. Add water; stir until smooth and thick. Cool. Remove from heat, add sugar and egg and beat. Add butter and vanilla. 

Snowball Cookies

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceDebra Pack (2003)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

3⁄4 c
margarine
1 t
vanilla
1 t
water
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄3 c
sugar
2 c
flour
1
bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 oz.) or less if preferred
 
Sugar to coat cookies

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300°. Mix firsts ingredients. Add flour and stir well. Stir in chocolate chips. Form into 1-inch balls. Bake 30 minutes. Roll in sugar while still warm. 

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceFlorence Grummer (1995)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time1 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.

Chewy Noels

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceJane Joyce (1987)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

2 T
margarine
1 c
brown sugar
5 T
flour
1⁄8 t
vanilla
 
powdered sugar
 
Red and green cherries, cut in half

Instructions

Melt margarine in a 9-inch square pan in the oven. Mix together the flour, brown sugar and vanilla. Pour over margarine. Bake 30 minutes at 350°. When done, cut into 1-inch squares. Roll in powdered sugar and decorate with cherries. 

Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Summary

Yield
36 Cookies
SourceMarion Shepherd (1977)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time12 minutes
Total time32 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
raisins
1⁄2 c
shortening
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
1⁄4 c
milk
1 2⁄3 c
rolled oats
1 1⁄2 c
flour
1 t
baking soda
1⁄2 t
salt
1 t
cinnamon

Instructions

Wash raisins in hot water and drain. Cream shortening with sugar, then add beaten eggs and milk. Combine with oatmeal and raisins and mix well. Add flour, sifted with soda, salt and cinnamon. Beat thoroughly. Drop onto greased pans and bake about 12 minutes in a moderate oven at 350° to 375° . Makes about 3 dozen medium-size cookies. 

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