Cookies & Candy

Hawaiian Fruit Squares

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceAnn Moore (1987)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 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. 

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Summary

Yield
1 Pan
SourceSherry Peterson (2003)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time12 minutes
Total time42 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
sugar
3⁄4 c
corn syrup
1 T
butter
1 t
vanilla
1
tsp, baking soda
2 c
peanuts (dry roasted works best)

Instructions

In a glass bowl, stir sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, then stir. Microwave 4 minutes on high, then add butter, vanilla and peanuts. Microwave 5 minutes on high. Take out and stir in baking soda. Place mixture in buttered pan, such as pizza pan or cookie sheet with edges, to cool. 

Dutch Refrigerator Cookies

Summary

Yield
72 Cookies
SourceSheila Bettendorf (1979)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time7 minutes
Total time22 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
butter or oleo
1⁄2 c
white sugar
1⁄2 c
brown sugar
1
egg
2 1⁄4 c
sifted flour
1⁄4 t
soda
1⁄2 t
salt
2 t
cinnamon
1⁄4 t
nutmeg
1⁄4 t
cloves
1⁄2 c
chopped walnuts

Instructions

Cream together butter and sugars; add egg and beat well. Sift together dry ingredients. Stir into creamed mixture. Add nuts. Shape in rolls about 2 1/2 inches across. Wrap in waxed paper and chill thoroughly. Slice very thin, 1/8 inch or less. Bake 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheet at 375°, 5 to 7 minutes or until delicately browned. Remove at once to rack. Makes 5 to 6 dozen.  

Notes

Very good with coffee.

Beacon Hill Cookies

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceJoy Greer (1974)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

2
egg whites
  ds
salt
1⁄2 c
sugar
1⁄2 t
vanilla
1⁄2 t
vinegar
1 c
chocolate bits
3⁄4 c
chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions

Beat egg whites until frothy, then add salt and sugar. Beat until stiff. Then add vanilla and vinegar. Meanwhile, melt and cool chocolate bits. Add these with chopped walnuts or pecans. Bake at 350° on a heavily greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Remove immediately. Cool on waxed paper. Makes 4 to 5 dozen. 

Cheesecake Cookies

Summary

Yield
16 Cookies
SourceCarol Jones (1993)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄3 c
butter, melted
1⁄3 c
brown sugar, packed
1 c
flour
1⁄2 c
walnuts, chopped
1 pk
cream cheese (8 oz.)
1⁄4 c
sugar
1
egg
1 T
lemon juice
2 T
cream or milk
1 t
vanilla

Instructions

Mix brown sugar, chopped nuts and flour together in a large bowl. Stir in melted butter and mix with your hands until light and crumbly. Remove 1 cup of the mixture to be used later as a topping. Place remainder in an 8-inch square pan and press firmly. Bake at 350° for about 12 to 15 minutes. Beat cream cheese until smooth with 1/4 cup of sugar. Beat in the egg, lemon juice, milk and vanilla. Pour this onto the baked crust. Top with reserved crumbs. Return to a 350° oven and bake for about 25 minutes. Cool thoroughly, then cut into 2-inch squares. These can be baked the day before. Cover with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated. Makes about 16 cookies.  

Notes

Recipe from Someone’s In the Kitchen With Dinah by Dinah Shore.

Marble Cheese Brownies

Summary

Yield
32 Brownies
SourceRaelene Walker (1984)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

3
squares unsweetened chocolate (1 oz. squares)
6 T
butter or margarine
2 pk
Philadelphia cream cheese softened (3 oz. pks.)
1 c
sugar (divided)
3
eggs (divided)
2⁄3 c
flour (plus 1 tsp., divided)
1⁄2 t
lemon juice
2 t
vanilla (divided)
1⁄2 t
baking powder
1⁄4 t
salt
1⁄2 c
chopped walnuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325° and grease 9-inch square pan. In small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter or margarine over very low heat, stirring constantly. Cool. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread in pan. In another bowl, beat remaining 2 eggs until fluffy and light in color. Gradually add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, beating until thick. Fold in remaining flour, baking powder and salt. With a knife or spatula, swirl mixture just until marbled. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool; cut into bars. Cover and store in refrigerator. Makes 32 brownies. 

No Bake Cookies

Summary

Yield
24 Cookies
SourceAnnette Heffernan (1998)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time40 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. 

Lace Cookies

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceLouise Dowden (1979)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time25 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
oatmeal, uncooked
1 1⁄2 c
light brown sugar
2 T
flour
1⁄2 t
salt
2⁄3 c
butter, melted
1
egg, slightly beaten
1⁄2 t
vanilla

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix oatmeal, brown sugar, flour and salt. Stir in melted butter, then add egg and vanilla and combine well. Arrange batter by 1/2 teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly, removing cookies from cookie sheet as soon as they are firm. Makes about 60 cookies.

Fruit Cake Cookies

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies (small)
SourceMary Ellen Jenkins (1991)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

1 c
brown sugar
1⁄2 c
butter
4
eggs
3 T
sweet milk (plain milk)
3 t
soda
3 c
flour
1⁄2 c
flour (for fruit and nuts)
1
small glass whiskey
1 t
each: cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
1 lb
dates
1⁄2 lb
candied pineapple
1⁄2 lb
candied cherries
1 lb
white raisins
1 lb
pecans or walnuts

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together. (Flour fruits before cutting to prevent sticking to knife.) Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 250° for about 30 minutes. 

Rocks

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceMrs. Geer (1971)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
shortening
1 1⁄2 c
brown sugar
3
eggs
3 c
sifted flour
1 t
baking soda
1⁄2 t
salt
2 t
cinnamon
1 t
cloves
1 c
seedless raisins
1 c
chopped nuts

Instructions

Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Sift flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Add raisins and nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. 5 dozen. 

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