Cookies & Candy

Date Pinwheels

Summary

Yield
1 Roll
SourceLinda Lewis (1974)
Prep time13 hours
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time13 hours, 10 minutes

Ingredients

2 1⁄4 c
chopped dates
1 c
white sugar
1 c
water
1 c
chopped pecans
1⁄2 t
salt
2 c
brown sugar
3
eggs, well beaten
4 c
flour
1⁄2 t
baking soda
1 c
shortening

Instructions

In saucepan, combine dates, sugar and water. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add pecans. Cream shortening, gradually adding brown sugar. Add eggs and remaining ingredients. Chill. Remove from refrigerator and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Spread with date a pecan filling and roll as a jelly roll. Chill overnight. Slice and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400° until brown, about 10 minutes.

Yum-Yum Cookies

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceMarybeth Franz (1978)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time7 minutes
Total time37 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
sugar
1 c
butter (1/2 margarine)
2
eggs, lightly beaten
2 c
chopped dates
1 t
baking soda
2 T
water
1 c
flaked coconut
1 c
chopped pecans
1 pn
salt
3 c
flour

Instructions

Dissolve baking soda in water and sprinkle over chopped dates in small bowl. Let stand white creaming softened butter and sugar together. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in date mixture, coconut and nuts. Add salt and flour and blend well in softened dough. Drop cookie mixture in walnut-sized teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400° for 5 to 7 minutes, or until delicately browned. 5 dozen.

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. 

Marzipan

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceAnne-Marie Dujardin, Main Library (2006)
Prep time40 minutes
Cooking time
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
blanched almonds
1 lb
confectioners sugar
 
lemon zest (to taste)
 
water

Instructions

Grind almonds in coffee grinder until fine. Add confectioners sugar and lemon zest. Add water one tablespoon at a time until a stiff dough forms. Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Form into desired shape. These are delicious dipped in melted chocolate.

Kisses on Peanut Butter Cookies

Summary

Yield
36 Cookies
SourceMary Schluep (1979)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time12 minutes
Total time42 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
shortening
1⁄2 c
granulated sugar
1
egg
3⁄4 t
soda
1⁄4 t
salt
1⁄2 c
peanut butter
1⁄2 c
brown sugar
1 1⁄4 c
all-purpose flour
1⁄2 t
baking powder
1 pk
Kisses (6 or 12 oz.)

Instructions

First take wrappers off kisses and place kisses in a plastic bowl. Mix thoroughly shortening, peanut butter, sugars and egg. Blend in flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill. Heat oven to 375°. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets. With fork dipped in flour, flatten in crisscross pattern to 2 inches. Place kiss on the cookies after baking. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until set but not hard. Makes about 3 dozen. 

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. 

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. 

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