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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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Hickory Nut Cake

This recipe comes from my Aunt Jinny. 1/3 C. butter 1 C. sugar 1/2 C. milk 2 eggs 1 1/2 C. flour 1 t. baking powder 1 C. hickory nuts 1 t. almond extract Bake at 350 degrees for 30 … 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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Mound Bar Cookies (Bars)

2 C. crushed graham crackers 1/4 C. sugar 1/2 C. melted butter Mix and pat into a 9×9 pan. Bake 10 min. in 350 degree oven 1 C. Sweetened Condensed Milk (Borden’s) 7 oz. coconut Mix together milk and coconut. … Continue reading

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Mound Bars

This recipe is almost the same another one on this site but I decided to post both and let you choose which one sounds best to you. 20 graham crackers crushed (2 C.) 1/2 C. melted butter 1/2 C. sugar … 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 Cake (1963)

Pour 1 1/2 C. boiling water over 1 C. quick cook oatmeal. Add 1/2 C. butter or margarine. Let stand 20 minutes. Stir in: 1 C. brown sugar 1 C. white sugar 2 whole eggs 1 1/3 C. flour 1 … 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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Orange Gumdrop Chews (1963)

3 eggs 1 T. water 2 C. brown sugar 1/2 t. salt 1 1/2 gumdrop orange slices (cut up) 1 (3 1/2 oz.) can or 1 1/4 C. flaked coconut 2 C. sifted flour 1/2 C. broken pecans (optional) Beat … 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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Pecan Loaf Cake (1954)

1/2 C. butter 1 C. sugar 3 T. milk 3 eggs 1 1/2 t. baking powder 1 t. salt 1/2 t. nutmeg 1 t. cinnamon 2 C. flour 2 C. pecans Cream butter, sugar and salt. Beat in the spices … 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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Pumpkin Cake

1/2 C. butter 1/2 C. sugar 1 C. brown sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 3/4 C. pumpkin 2 T. maple syrup 2 C. cake flour 1/4 t. baking soda 3 t. baking powder 1/4 t. salt 1/2 C. sour milk … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II cake (1963)

This is one of my Grandma Ella’s recipes. Pour 1 C. boiling water over 1 cup chopped dates. Add 1 t. soda and let stand until cool. Mix and add to date mixture: 1 C. sugar 1/4 C. butter 1 … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Cake (1963)

Mix like pie crust: 2 C. flour 1/2 C. shortening 2 1/2 t. baking powder 1/4 C. brown sugar 1/4 t. salt Add: 1 egg and 3/4 C. milk Put in 9×13 pan, a little up the sides. 6 C. … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Dessert

This is another recipe received by our friends the Harnwells. 1/3 C. shortening 1 C. flour 2 t. sugar 1 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt 1 egg yolk 1/4 C. milk or a little more Press dough to the … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Pie

4 C. flour 1 1/2 C. sugar 2 eggs, beaten 4 C. rhubarb, cut into small pieces Sift flour and sugar together. Add eggs. Beat thoroughly and add rhubarb. Line pie pan with pastry and pour in filling. Sprinkle with … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Torte

Crust: 1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks) 2 C. flour 2 T. sugar Mix and bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Filling: 6 egg yolks 2 C. sugar orange rind or juice (1 T. ) 4 T. flour 1 … Continue reading

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