Category Archives: Candy & Cookies

Brazil nuts

Brazilian Nut Snow Balls

Brazil nutsIngredients:

  • ¾ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups ground Brazil nuts
  • Powdered sugar

Directions:

  • Cream butter
  • Add sugar gradually and cream well
  • Stir in egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy
  • Sift together flour and salt. Then add to creamed mixture
  • Add in Brazil nuts, mix thoroughly
  • Shape into balls about 2/3 inch in diameter
  • Place on non-greased cookie sheet and bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes
  • When cool roll in powdered sugar

*Makes about 7 dozen cookies.

 

photo by: jmarconi

Pitmoppen

Recipe provided by my dad, Ben Doddema.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ¼ cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cup Oleo or butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

Directions:

  • Mix all dry ingredients completely
  • Add oleo, vanilla, and almond extract
  • Work dough with hands until you can form a ball
  • Roll to about ¼ inch thick on lightly floured board
  • Cut into 1 ½ inch squares
  • Brush tops lightly with milk and decorate with blanched almond slices
  • Place on ungreased baking sheet
  • Place in preheated 400 degree oven for about 8 minutes or until lightly brown

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 C butter (not margarine) softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 C white chocolate chips
  • 2 C dried cranberries
  • 2 1/2 C oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Directions:

  • Mix butter and sugars until fluffy.
  • Beat eggs in one at a time.
  • Add milk and vanilla.
  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Add to wet mixture.
  • Add oats, chips & cranberries.
  • Drop onto greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350F for 12 minutes or until soft in middle and lightly brown edges.
Oatmeal Cookies

Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 C butter or margarine, soft

    Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 5 C oats
  • 1 C raisins

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon in small bowl.
  • Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Beat well.
  • Add combined ingredients.
  • Stir in oats and raisins.
  • Mix well.
  • Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown.

Portions: 4 dozen

photo by: slgckgc