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Cranberry Cake

3 eggs 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup butter softened (must be soft!) 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 12 oz fresh cranberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs and sugar until thickened and light, about 7 minutes. With a mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5-7 minutes. Mix in butter and vanilla. Mix in flour just […]

Graham Cracker Toffee

14-16 graham crackers 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup salted butter 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup pecans, toasted (optional) Preheat oven to 350F. Arrange crackers close together on foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet. Melt butter and brown sugar together in saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly until it boils, them boil for 2 minutes. Pour […]

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 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted 2/3 cup milk 1½ cups confectioner’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 […]