Cookies & Candy

Gingersnaps

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceMrs. Weidman (1971)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time18 minutes
Total time48 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
shortening
2 c
sugar
2
eggs
1⁄2 c
molasses
4 c
sifted flour
2 t
baking soda
2 t
cinnamon
2 t
cloves
2 t
ginger

Instructions

Cream shortening and sugar together. Beat in eggs. Add molasses and sifted dry ingredients. Roll into 1-inch balls. Dip in sugar. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake in moderate oven at 375° for 15 to 18 minutes. Makes 5 dozen. 

Golden Cookies

Summary

Yield
36 Cookies
SourceGrace Franklin (1989)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time50 minutes

Ingredients

2
butter sticks (preferred unsalted)
3⁄4 c
white sugar
2
eggs, beaten
1 t
vanilla
1⁄4 t
salt (SCANT 1/4)
1⁄2 t
lemon juice
1 c
grated raw carrot (about 2 lg. carrots)
2 c
flour
2 t
baking powder
1 1⁄2 c
confectioners' sugar
2 T
fresh orange juice
1⁄2 t
almond extract

Instructions

Cream butter; whip in sugar. Add eggs. Add vanilla. Sprinkle lemon juice over carrots as soon as they are grated to prevent browning. Add to egg mixture. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Drop dough by the teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes in 325° oven. 

Drop a spoonful of frosting glaze (mixture of confectioner’s sugar, orange juice and almond extract) on each warm cookie while they cool on a rack. (Put wax paper under racks.) Makes about 3 dozen Golden Cookies. 

Kisses for Everyone

Summary

Yield
58 Kisses
SourceMrs. Hoover (1970)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes
Total time55 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. 

Raisin Carrot Bars

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceRaelene Walker (1980)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
grated carrots
2 c
Fructose (divided)
2 c
raisins
1⁄2 c
water
1 t
cinnamon
1 t
nutmeg
1 t
cloves
1⁄2 t
allspice
1⁄2 c
vegetable oil
1 cn
crushed pineapple 8 oz.
1 1⁄2 c
coconut
1 3⁄4 c
flour
1⁄4 c
Shaklee NPS food fortifier
2 t
salt
2 c
chopped nuts
2 t
vanilla (divided)
3
eggs
1 3⁄4 c
buttermilk (divided)
1 t
soda
1⁄4 c
butter

Instructions

Boil together for 5 minutes: carrots, 1 1/2 cup Fructose, raisins, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, vegetable oil and pineapple. Let mixture cool. Stir in 3/4 cup buttermilk and eggs. Add coconut, flour, food fortifier, salt, chopped nuts and 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour into jelly roll pan (large cookie sheet). Bake at 325° for 35 to 40 minutes. Frosting: Boil together 1/2 cup Fructose, 1 1/2 cup buttermilk, soda and butter for 5 minutes. Add 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour over hot bars. Let cool and cut into bars. 

Cinnamon Crunchy Candy

Summary

Yield
2 Pounds
SourceMarcia Baum (2000)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

12
cinnamon graham crackers (2 1/2 X 4 1/2 inches each)
2 c
walnuts, finely chopped
1 c
butter
1 c
firmly packed brown sugar
1⁄2 t
ground cinnamon

Instructions

Arrange cinnamon graham crackers in a single layer with sides touching in bottom of a greased 10 x 15-inch jellyroll pan. Sprinkle walnuts evenly over crackers. In a heavy small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Continue to boil syrup 3 minutes longer without stirring. Pour over crackers. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes, or until bubbly and slightly darker around the edges. Cool completely in pan. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 1 1/2 pounds. 

Dixie's Scramble

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceNancy Alonzo (1991)
Prep time1 hour
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 lb
white chocolate
1 c
broken pretzel sticks
1 c
dry roasted unsalted peanuts

Instructions

Melt chocolate over hot water; stir until smooth. Add pretzels, then peanuts. Spread to a thin layer on a cookie sheet. Chill. Break into pieces. 

Butter Nut Chewies

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceDottie Aumiller (1986)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
melted butter or margarine
2
eggs
2 c
light brown sugar
1 t
vanilla
1 1⁄2 c
unsifted flour
2 t
baking powder
1⁄2 t
salt
1 c
nuts or 1/2 package of Heath Bits of Brickle

Instructions

Mix all ingredients. Batter will be stiff (can use mixer). Spread in well-greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 350°, or until top is brown. Cool 10 to 15 minutes. Cut into bars. 

Raisin Bars

Summary

Yield
36 Squares
SourceMerry Ann Sauls (1978)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

1 c
walnuts
1⁄3 c
margarine
1 1⁄2 c
brown sugar
1 c
flour (plus 2 T., divided)
2
eggs
1 t
vanilla
1⁄2 t
salt
1 t
baking powder
1 1⁄2 c
raisins

Instructions

Thoroughly blend the margarine, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup flour. Pat evenly in a 9 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Beat eggs. Add 1 cup brown sugar, vanilla, 2 tablespoons flour, salt and baking powder. Mix thoroughly. Blend in raisins and chopped walnuts. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Serves 36 (1 1/2-Inch) squares. 

Seven Layer Bars

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceSandi Snider (1979)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

1⁄4 c
butter
1 c
graham cracker crumbs
1 c
Shredded coconut
1 pk
semi-sweet chocolate bits (6 oz.)
1 pk
butterscotch bits (6 oz.)
1 cn
sweetened condensed milk (15 oz.)
1 c
chopped nuts

Instructions

Melt butter in 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle crumbs over butter evenly. Sprinkle on coconut, chocolate and butterscotch bits. Pour milk evenly over top. Sprinkle on nuts and press lightly into pan. Bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes. Cool in pan. Cut into bars. 

Graham Goodies

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceDottie Aumiller (1975)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time40 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. 

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