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Sugar Cookies


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 ¼ c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
½ c. shortening
1 c. sugar (½ c. white, ½ c. brown)
1 egg
1 T. vanilla or nutmeg
½ c. sour cream

Directions:
Directions:
Mix ingredients to make a soft but not sticky dough. Begin with Sifted flour, soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, Beat other ingredients and add sour cream and add to the flour mixture. Roll ¼ in. thick. Cut and bake at 350º. For soft cookies, 8-10 min. Bake for 12 min. if crisper cookie is desired. Sprinkle with sugar before baking or add frosting when cooled.
 

Mrs. Field’s Type Oatmeal Cookies


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
¾ c. white sugar
¾ c. brown sugar
¾ c. shortening
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp soda
1 ¼ c. flour
2 c. oatmeal
Chocolate chips (raisins, nuts, coconut, M&M, Reese's candies)

Directions:
Directions:
Cream sugars, shortening, and eggs. Add dry ingredients, and candy/chocolate chips. Bake at 350º for 8-12 min. Or until lightly browned.
 

Buttercream Cake Decorating Frosting


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. Shortening
2 T. milk or water
1 tsp. Vanilla
4 c. powdered sugar
Food coloring

Directions:
Directions:
To thin for decorating add 1 T. milk or water at a time. 3 cups.
 

Strawberry Shortcake


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
¼ c. shortening
¾ c. sugar
1 egg
½ tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Baking powder
1 ¾ c. flour
¾ c. milk
1 tsp. Vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Combine ingredients in a bowl and spread onto a greased 9x13” pan. Bake at 350º for 15-25 min.

Topping
Freshly sliced strawberries with brown sugar sprinkled over them. Let sit for at least 30 min. Before serving to allow juices to flow. Top with Whipped cream combined with sugar and vanilla.
 

Pumpkin Blond Brownies


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
*1 T. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Baking soda
¾ tsp. Salt
½ c. (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
½ c. unsweetened applesauce
3/4 c. granulated sugar
¾ c. dark brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 (15 oz.) can pure pumpkin puree
2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
¾ c. pecans; roughly chopped (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350º F, Line a 9x13 in. pan with parchment paper or foil, leaving an overhang on each long side so the bars can be easily pulled out of the pan once they are done baking and cooling.

1- In a medium bowl, whisk together the first 4 dry ingredients, and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter, applesauce, granulated sugar, and brown sugars until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Add pumpkin puree and mix until combined. Don’t worry if the mixture looks curdled- that’s completely fine!

2- Mix in dry ingredients, stirring just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans (if using).

3- Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake until the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, 35 to 40 min. Cool completely in the pan before lifting the bars out of the pan, cutting into squares and serving.

*(½ tsp. Cinnamon, ¼ tsp. Ginger, ⅛ tsp. Nutmeg, ⅛ tsp. Cloves = 1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice)
 

Miracle Brownies


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 c. sifted flour
2 c. sugar
2/3 c. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/3 c. shortening
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
1 c. nuts, walnuts, pecans, etc

Directions:
Directions:
Sift first 5 ingredients together in mixing bowl. Add shortening, eggs, vanilla, and corn syrup. Mix together thoroughly. Nuts may be stirred into the batter at this point or you may wait and sprinkle them on top in place of frosting, before they are baked. Spread batter into a dripper pan. Bake at 350º for 30 min-40 min. Frost, if desired. Cut into squares when cool.

 

 

 

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