Cookies & Candy

Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceLeslie Massey (1985)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
shortening (can also use butter or margarine)
1 1⁄4 c
sugar
2
eggs
6 T
molasses (can also substitute maple syrup)
1 3⁄4 c
sifted flour
1 t
soda
1 t
salt
1 1⁄2 t
cinnamon
1⁄2 t
nutmeg
1⁄4 t
ginger
1⁄4 t
allspice
2 c
rolled oats
1⁄2 c
chopped nuts (pecans taste best)
1 c
raisins

Instructions

Soak raisins in very hot water to plump them up. Mix together shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses. Sift together sifted flour, soda, salt and other spices. Stir into liquid ingredients. Drain raisins. Stir in oats, nuts and raisins. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly brown. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.  

Notes

These cookies are very thin, lacy-looking and chewy.

Glazed Fresh Apple Cookies

Summary

Yield
36 Cookies
SourcePat Wheeler (1988)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
14 minutes
Total time
44 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1⁄2 c
shortening
1
egg, unbeaten
2 c
flour
1 t
baking soda
1⁄2 t
salt
1 t
cinnamon
1 t
cloves
1⁄2 t
nutmeg
1⁄4 c
milk
1 c
chopped nuts
1 c
apple (chopped and unpared )
1 c
raisins
1 1⁄2 c
powdered sugar (For glaze)
1 T
soft butter (For glaze)
1⁄4 t
vanilla (For glaze)
2 1⁄2 T
milk (For glaze)

Instructions

For cookie batter, cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and beat. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Then add milk, nuts, raisins and apples. Drop by tablespoons onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for about 14 minutes.

Glaze while still warm with icing made of powdered sugar, soft butter, vanilla and 2 1/2 tablespoons milk. 

Snickerdoodles

Summary

Yield
48 Cookies
SourceJohn Polansky (1994)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
shortening
1 1⁄2 c
sugar
2
eggs
2 3⁄4 c
flour
2 t
cream of tartar
1 t
soda
1⁄2 t
salt
3 T
sugar
3 t
cinnamon

Instructions

Cream shortening and add 1 1/2 cups sugar and eggs. Add flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Chill for 1/2 hour. Shape into golf ball-size balls. Mix cinnamon and sugar (3 tablespoons) and roll balls in it. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes. Flatten with a fork. Add more cinnamon and sugar to taste. 

Butterscotch Bars II

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceRuth Kessler (1992)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

1⁄4 c
butter
1 c
brown sugar
1
egg
1 t
vanilla
1⁄2 c
chopped nuts
1⁄2 c
flour
1 t
baking powder
1⁄2 t
salt
 
powdered sugar

Instructions

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Melt butter. Add sugar, unbeaten egg, vanilla and nuts. Blend. Add 2 mixtures together. Mix well. Spread in shallow pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 350°. Cut into bars, sprinkle with powdered sugar. 

Microwave Fudge

Summary

Yield
1 Platter
SourceShera Lee Thomas (1981)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
35 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
powdered sugar
1⁄4 c
milk
1
stick margarine
2⁄3 c
chunky peanut butter
2 t
vanilla

Instructions

Place first 4 ingredients in glass mixing bowl. Do not mix. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Remove and stir in vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Spoon into buttered 8 x 8-inch dish or platter. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. 

Chocolate Mocha-Iced Brownies

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceLenore Mastracci, Main Library (2006)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
45 minutes

Ingredients

2
sticks softened butter (divided)
1 T
instant coffee
1⁄3 c
light brown sugar (packed)
1
egg
1⁄4 t
almond extract
1⁄4 c
water
1
box moist devil’s food cake mix
1 c
slivered almonds (toasted)
4 c
powdered sugar (divided)
5 1⁄2 t
instant espresso powder
1⁄2 c
chocolate syrup

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine a stick of butter, coffee and brown sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, almond extract, water and cake mix. Beat until smooth. Stir in almonds. Turn batter into prepared pan and smooth to the edges. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until tester comes out clean. Cool completely before icing.

For icing: in a small mixing bowl, beat remaining stick of butter with powdered sugar, adding the sugar one cup at a time, until light and fluffy. Beat in the espresso powder and chocolate syrup until smooth. Ice brownies and cut into squares.

Black-Eyed Susans

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceMiss Sue Meyer (1970)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
45 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
soft butter or margarine
1⁄2 c
granulated sugar
1⁄2 c
light brown sugar, firmly packed
1
egg
1 t
vanilla extract
1 1⁄2 c
sifted all-purpose flour
1⁄2 t
each baking soda and salt
 
Semisweet chocolate pieces
1 c
moist smooth peanut butter

Instructions

Cream butter and sugars; add egg, vanilla and peanut butter. Beat until light. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix well. Force through spritz gun or cookie press onto cookie sheets (ungreased), using a disc that will make a flower design. Put a chocolate piece in center of each. Bake in preheated moderate oven at 350° for about 15 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen. 

Leckerli

Summary

Yield
30 Cookies
SourceMrs. Craighead (1970)
Prep time
12 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
12 hours, 40 minutes

Ingredients

3 c
ground almonds
3 c
confectioners' sugar
1 c
flour
2
eggs
 
Juice of 1 lemon
 
Ground rind of lemon
 
rasberry jam

Instructions

Mix together and divide into 6 parts. Roll one part thin on board sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar. Spread with raspberry jam. Roll out another part of dough and cover over jam. Cut into squares. Repeat this two or more times, until dough is used. Place squares on cookie sheets and let dry overnight. Bake cookies 10 minutes at 350°. 

Chocolate Pizzelles

Summary

Yield
60 Pizzelles
SourceMarion Shepherd (1983)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

6
eggs
3 1⁄2 c
flour (approx.)
1 1⁄2 c
sugar
1 c
margarine (1/2 lb.; Don't use more than 1 cup and don't use oil substitute.)
4 1⁄2 t
baking powder
2 T
vanilla or anise
1⁄2 c
cocoa
1⁄2 c
sugar

Instructions

Beat eggs, adding sugar gradually. Beat until smooth. Add cooled melted margarine and vanilla or anise. Sift flour, cocoa, sugar and baking powder and add to egg mixture. Dough will be sticky enough to be dropped by spoon. Makes 60.

Notes

You must have a Pizzelle Chef machine to make these recipes (or other pizzelle maker).

Hawaiian Fruit Squares

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceAnn Moore (1987)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

3⁄4 c
flour
1 t
baking powder
3⁄4 c
sugar
2
eggs
1⁄2 c
drained crushed pineapple
1⁄2 c
chopped dates
1⁄2 c
walnuts or pecans
1⁄2 c
flaked coconut
 
confectioners' sugar

Instructions

In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and eggs. Blend well at low speed. Fold in remaining ingredients. Spread in greased 9-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. 

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