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Grandpa’s Peanut Butter Fudge

I found this recipe among some of my Dad’s old files (he passed away in 2013). This was a special family treat that he often made around the holidays. I think he wrote the document I found for my niece, and he even included his picture in the title 🙂 . I’ve left the wording […]

Sugar Cookies II

1 1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 5 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking power 1 teaspoon salt

Pumpkin Bread

2/3 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 4 eggs 1 can (16 oz) pumpkin 2/3 cup water 3 1/3 cups flour 1 tablespoon cocoa 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 apple, peeled and chopped 2/3 cup […]

Cranberry Almond Chocolate Biscotti

1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup sliced almonds 8 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper […]

Ginger Almond Biscotti

3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup molasses 3 large eggs 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon each ground cloves and all spice 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger 1 cup blanched almonds (okay to use just raw almonds) Bake almonds 10 minutes at 350°F, […]

Chocolate Nut Cookies

2 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar 4 eggs, slightly beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 14 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted 2/3 cup milk 1½ cups confectionerâ??s sugar In a […]

Lemon Slice Cookies

2 cups flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¾ cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar ½ cup powdered sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons sugar On a sheet of waxed paper, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, with mixer at medium […]

Angel Cookies

3 cups sifted all-purpose flour 4 cups confectioners sugar 2¼ teaspoons salt 2 cups shortening 1 tablespoon vanilla 4 ounces chopped walnuts or pecans (optional) Sift together flour, confectioners sugar and salt in large mixer bowl. Add the shortening, vanilla and chopped nuts. Using low speed of an electric mixer, mix all ingredients until just […]

7 Layer Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter 1 8 oz. bag of chocolate chips 1 8 oz. bag of butterscotch chips 1/2 cup coconut flakes 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 can sweetened condensed milk Put graham cracker crumbs on bottom of pan and add melted butter – blend together – add all other ingredients as layers […]

Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups sugar 1/3 cup shortening 1/3 cup butter 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 1/4 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Cream sugar, shortening and butter. Add eggs, vanilla, and milk. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the egg […]