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A Good Cookie

20 Jan

Moving away from decorated cakes for now, I finally had a chance to make one of my favorite cookies. I wish I had a picture of them to post but take my word for it you can’t stop with just one and they will melt in your mouth. They are a lot like shortbread cookies but rolled in powdered sugar and with nuts. If you don’t have this recipe, try it I’m sure you’ll like it.


1 cup butter (soft)

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups plain flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups finely chopped walnuts

     Powdered sugar to roll cookies in.

    Cream butter and  brown sugar together. Add vanilla and stir.  Sift flour and salt together, add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chopped nuts. Shape into walnut sized balls  and bake on ungreased cookie sheet 12 to 15 min. at 375.  Roll in powdered sugar. Roll again in sugar when cool. Makes about 4 doz.


Best Oatmeal Cookies

27 Oct


3 c. oats (quick cook)
2 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. butter
2 lg eggs
1 teas. B. Soda
2 teas. vanilla
1/2 teas. salt
1 & 1/2 c plain flour 
    Combine 1st 7 ingred. Beat well Stir in flour- Mix by hand- Drop TBLS 2 inches apart
on lightly greased pan.   
Bake 8 to 12 min     4doz.

   These are so good and easy. I have also added raisins, coconut, or chocolate chips to the basic recipe for a different taste.

Skillet pineapple upside-down cake

29 Sep

Pineapple upside-down CakeI know this is not a new recipe but it is so easy and one of my favorites so I’m adding it here in my recipe file. I have always made this in my 10″ cast iron skillet, but you can make it in an ordinary cake pan.

 1/3 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 (20 oz) can sliced pineapple, drained (cherries & pecans halves opt.)

1 & 1/3 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

2 teas. baking powder

1/2 teas. salt

1/3 cup shortening

2/3 cup milk

1 teas. vanilla,

1/2 teas.lemon flavoring,

1 egg       

     Melt butter in skillet, spread brown sugar over butter. Place pineapple slices on sugar.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder & salt, add shortening, milk & flavorings. Beat 2 min. Add egg & beat. Pour into pan. Bake 350 about 40 min. Turn out of pan while still warm.


3 Sep

Here is another very good cake for fall. Of course you can make it anytime but it justs seems to be perfect for the fall season. I love it with a cream cheese frosting or a lemon buttercream.


3/4 cups crisco shortening
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
 3/4 teas. baking soda
 1/2 teas. salt
3/4 teas. cinnamon & cloves
1 cup Buttermilk
1 teas. vanilla

Cream shortening, gradually add sugars & beat well. Add eggs and beat. Combine flour & other dry ingredients [spices etc] add to creamed mixture alternatly with B-milk   Mix well Do not over beat
  Bake 350 about 30 min. [8 or 9 in.greased & floured pans]

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