Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ginger Snaps and Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm going through all of my really worn and used recipes and transferring them to the internet. Among my many wonderful finds, I came across: Ginger Snaps 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 1 1/2 tsp soda 1 tsp cloves 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger 3 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar for dipping Cream shortening and add sugar gradually. Add egg and molasses. Beat until smooth. Sift flour, soda, and spices into creamed mixture. Stir well... Roll dough into 1/2 inch balls and then roll into sugar. Bake at 350 for 7 minutes. Grandma Caringella's Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 1/2 cup shortening 3/4 cup white sugar 1 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 eggs 3 cups plus 3 tbsp. flour 1 1/2 tsp soda 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips Cream the shortening and the sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, soda, salt, flour, and vanilla. Mix well and then fold in the chocolate chips. Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.

Grandma Bullock's Best Recipes

I had the wonderful opportunity of living with my grandmother in between semesters one year. One of my favorite things about her house was the food she would prepare. I decided that I needed the recipes she kept in her large metal filing box. Every Sunday I would spend an hour or so copying down her favorite recipes in hopes of becoming as good of a cook as she was. I recently went through my metal recipe box in search of one of her recipes and decided I had better post them on the internet. Many of my cards are hard to read due to the heavy usage of my favorite recipes. Orange Julius Grandma Bullock loved desserts. This one can be made in just a few minutes. 6 oz frozen orange juice 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup water 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup milk Blend on high speed with 5 to 6 ice cubes Popcorn Balls with Jello My grandmother loved popcorn balls. She used to make these for my kids when they were small. She even made them for neighbor kids for Halloween (that's something you don't see these days). 1 cup sugar 1 cup whit corn syrup 1 small pkg jello Bring this to a full boil and pour over popped corn. Mold into balls. She never said how much popcorn so if anyone makes this and wants to experiment with it, please tell me how much you used. Dollie's Date Cookies Grandma and Grandpa lived in Arizona when I was young. They grew wonderful dates in their back yard. I believe they had a neighbor/friend named Dollie who gave my grandmother this recipe. 1 cup shortening 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 3/4 tsp soda 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 5 Tables. milt 3 1/2 flour 2 cups pitted and chopped dates 3/4 cup nuts Mix in the order given. Drop from spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes. When cooled store in a sealed container. Boiled Raisin-Nut Cookies This was one of her favorite cookie recipes. 1 cup water 2 cups raisins 1 cup shortening 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp soda 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg and allspice 1 cup nuts 4 cups flour Add water to raisins and boil for 5 minutes. Set aside to coll. Cream together the shortening and sugar until light. Add beaten eggs then vanilla. Sift the flour and the spices together and stir into dough. Add nuts and and the cooled raisins. Mix well. Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 until light brown. Do not over bake. Makes 60 cookies Steamed Carrot Pudding Grandma made this pudding during the winter months... especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas. 1 cup raw shredded carrots 1 cup raw shredded potatoes 1 cup sugar 2 cups raisins 1 cup flour 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup melted shortening 1 tsp baking soda Sift flour with spices and salt, add baking soda then raisins carrots, and potatoes. Mix thoroughly. fill well-oiled 1 pound cans 2/3 full. (I use canning jars) Steam for 2 1/2 hours in a steam bath. Serve hot with any desired pudding sauce. Swedish Heirloom Cookies Grandma told me that this was her mother's recipe. Cream together the following: 2 tablespoons milk 3/4 cup butter 1 cup powdered sugar 1/2 tsp salt Add 1 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. Blend 2 cups sifted flour add 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond extract Shape into balls using 1 Tablespoon to measure dough. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while warm. Carmels 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup light karo syrup 1 cup butter 1 cup sweetened condensed milk Stir until boils. Turn to medium heat and cook to a soft ball stage then turn out into a shallow pan.