Monday, October 19, 2009

MY OLD SUGAR COOKIE, PUMPKIN BARS & MILLON DOLLOR FUDGE RECIPES!!!


Here are a few more of the recipes I have used over & over again the past 50 years…My oldest child was 10 when my 8th child was born(no twins). Everyone had to pitch in to get everything done and I needed good, easy & fast meals to make...With a family of 10 to feed, plus relatives & friends it never took long for everything to disappear at my house.

OLD FASHION SUGAR COOKIES

These are the best sugar cookie I have ever made. The first time (many years ago) I tasted one I couldn’t believe it was homemade…I have since that time made many, many batches of these cookies…The nice thing about them is you can make the cookie dough ahead of time and freeze it…Perfect for holiday baking…Just thaw & bake…They will melt in your mouth

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup powder sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup soft butter (real)
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
4 cups flour
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream sugars & butter
Add eggs & beat thoroughly
Beat in oil, vanilla & almond extract
Sift the dry ingredients together and add to cream mixture.
Chill overnight
Shape into 1” balls…Make sure they are no larger.
Dip top in sugar put on ungreased cookie sheet and press down with the bottom of a glass
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes

PUMPKIN BARS

I just know my family smells these when they are baking, because all of sudden here they are…Another one I might as well make more than one batch of, for different family members…As soon as the leaves start turning they are asking for Pumpkin Bars…These are easy to make and soooo good!

INGREDIENTS:
4 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
1 (15oz) can pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon each ginger, nutmeg & cloves

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix together eggs, oil, sugar & pumpkin.
Sift the dry ingredients together and add to pumpkin mixture
Stir together and pour into a greased & floured 12”x18”x1” jelly roll pan
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes; Cool & frost with frosting.

FROSTING INGREDIENTS:
1 6 oz package softened cream cheese
¾ stick of softened butter
1 Tablespoon of cream/milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS:
Beat cheese, butter, vanilla & cream together until soft
Slowly add powdered sugar until correct consistency to spread
Cut into 2”x3” bars
Makes 36 bars and freezes well

MILLON DOLLOR FUDGE

This is just the perfect fudge for a big family where time is always in short supply. The hardest part was always waiting the 2 hours, for the fudge to set.

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups pecans chopped
4-1/2 cups sugar
1 can evaporated milk
2 Tablespoons butter
A pinch of salt
1 jar marshmallow cream
12 oz chocolate chips
1 package German chocolate bars (Bakers)

DIRECTIONS:
Bring sugar, milk, butter and salt to a boil and boil 6 minutes.
Butter a 13’X9” pan then layer chopped pecans, marshmallow cream, chocolate chips and German chocolate bars.
Pour boiling mixture over the top.
Let set at least 2 hours

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4 comments:

mornings322 said...

Thanks Sue for the recent posts of wonderful recipes. I'm sure that I will be trying a few of them soon.

Have a great evening

Kathy

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

oh no!!! not more fudge!!! its is my weakness for sure!!!! LOL:-)
♥ Mercy

KatHreN said...

mmmm...pumpkin bars I am making them for sure....I love your recipes. ha the stove looks like the one I use. I love it. Thanks
kathren

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Thank you Sue for your wonderful recipes. I really enjoy your blog. You remind me so much of my Mom with the recipes. There are alot almost identical to hers. You have brought me many good memories back. Thanks, Linda