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Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 C. shortening (part butter for a richer cookie) 1/4 C. white sugar 1/2 C. brown sugar 1/2 t. vanilla 1 egg, well beaten 1 C. + 2 T. flour 1/2 t. soda 1/2 t. salt 1/2 C. nuts 1 … Continue reading

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Coconut Meringues

3 egg whites 1 C. sifted powdered sugar 1/3 C. crumbled Saltine crackers 1 pkg. (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 pkg. (4 oz.) shredded coconut Beat egg whites until stiff. Slowly add powdered sugar. Fold in crackers, chocolate chips … Continue reading

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Danish Sugar Cookies (1968)

My grandma’s family was from Norway so we ate a lot of desserts and foods from Scandinavia. 2 C. sifted all purpose flour 3/4 t. baking soda 1 t. cream of tartar 1/4 t. salt 1 C. powdered sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

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Gram’s Oat Dreams

1/2 C. margarine 1/2 C. sugar 1/2 C. brown sugar, packed 1 egg 3/4 t. vanilla 1 C. flour, sifted 1 t. baking powder 1/4 t. soda 1/4 t. salt 1/2 C. rolled oats 1 C. corn flakes 1/2 C. … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Molasses Cookies

This is from my Grandma Ella.  I’m not sure how old the recipe is but my Aunt Jinny’s copy implies that this recipe was passed down from my Great Grandma Neperud. 1 C. white sugar 1 C. brown sugar 1 … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Molasses Crinkles (1969)

Apparently, my grandma used two different recipes for molasses cookies. 2 1/4 C. flour or a little more 2 t. baking soda 1/4 t. salt 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. ginger 1/2 t. cloves 1 C. brown sugar, firmly packed … Continue reading

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Jello Cookies

3/4 C. shortening (part butter) 1/2 C. sugar 3 oz. fruit flavored Jello (use dry) 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla 2 1/2 C. flour 1 t. baking powder 1 t. salt Mix shortening, Jello, eggs and sugar. Blend in dry … Continue reading

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Oatmeal “Drop Cookies”

3/4 C. shortening 1 C. brown sugar, packed 1 egg, beaten 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. baking powder 1/4 t. salt 1 1/4 C. flour, sifted 1 t. vanilla 1/2 C. nuts 2 1/2 C. oatmeal 1/2 C. raisins (optional) … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Crispies

Here’s another oatmeal cookie recipe from my Grandma Ella. 1 C. shortening 1 C. brown sugar 1 C. sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1 t. vanilla 1 1/2 C. flour 1 t. salt 1 t. soda 3 C. quick cooking … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Cookies

1 C. white sugar 1 C. brown sugar, packed 1 C. lard or 3/4 C. butter 1 t. soda 1 C. peanut butter 2 1/2 C. flour 2 eggs, well beaten 1 t. vanilla 1/2 t. salt Blend first 3 … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Pinwheels (1963)

1/2 C. shortening 1 C. sugar 1/2 C. chunk-style peanut butter 1 egg 2 T. milk 1 1/4 C. flour 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. soda 1 pkg. chocolate bits Mix and divide into 2 parts. Roll between wax paper. … Continue reading

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Prize Winning Cookies

This is a hand-written recipe from either my mom or grandma, I’m not sure. The baking times and temperature aren’t listed so my guess is 350 degrees and then probably start watching at 8-10 minutes. 1 C. Fluffo 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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White Sugar Cookies

1 C. oleo 1 C. sugar 1 egg 1 t. vanilla 1/2 t. baking soda 1/2 t. cream of tartar 2 1/2 C. flour 1/2 t. salt Roll into balls. Dip glass in sugar and press down. Bake at 350 … Continue reading

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Yule Logs

These are the most traditional cookie in our house. There has never been a Christmas in my lifetime where these have been missing. They are my personal favorite. I’ve included slightly different recipes for a pecan version and a walnut … Continue reading

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