Oatmeal cookies

Ingredients

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp cloves
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
3 cups quick cooking oats

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350f. Mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon, soda, and the cloves. In a separate bowl, mix together thoroughly the shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and then stir in the raisins, nuts and the oats. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonful about 1″ apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched with the finger. Immediately remove from baking sheet. Store tightly in a covered container when cooled. Makes about 5 dozen

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Buttermilk Pie

Ingredients

4 tbsp flour
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1 pie shell, 9″, unbaked
cinnamon, to taste (opt)
nutmeg, to taste (opt)

How to prepare

Combine flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Add melted butter and beaten eggs and whisk until well blended. Stir in buttermilk, vanilla and lemon extract and mix well. Pour into pie shell and dust with cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.
Bake in the center of a 350 F. oven for 55 to 60 min, or until filling is set and lightly browned.

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Fantastic Hot Fudge Sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups corn syrup
3/4 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter
1 tsp Vanilla

How to prepare

In a saucepan, combine corn syrup, cocoa and salt. Stir constantly over med heat until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Makes 2 cups of sauce. Keeps well in the fridge and can be re-heated. Great with vanilla ice cream.

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Aebleskiver

Ingredients

2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp cardamom, ground
1 tsp baking soda
3 eggs
1 3/4 cup of buttermilk, more or less
The peel of 1 lemon, shredded
4 tbsp oil (for the baking)
Thin slices of apple or dollops of apple sauce

How to prepare

Mix flour, salt, sugar, cardamom, baking soda and the shredded lemon peel beat egg Yolks and buttermilk and mix with the flour add the oil and let the batter rest for 30 minutes then whip the egg whites and flip them into the batter, which is then Poured into a pitcher heat the aebleskive pan and pour a little oil into each Depression for the first batch of aebleskiver (with the oil in already the batter You won’t need to add further oil into the depressions) fill 3/4 of the depression With batter turn the aebleskiver with a fork when they begin to set/stiffen and Raise at the edge before you turn them, you may add a thin slice of apple or a Dollop of apple sauce in each turn the aebleskiver several times while baking to Make sure they’re done you poke a wooden stick or a knitting-needle (!) Into the Aebleskiver – if the batter sticks to the pin, you’ll have to bake them a bit longer Serve the aebleskiver with strawberry jam and sugar on the side.

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Sour cream coffee cake

Ingredients

Streusel mix:
1/2 cup brown sugar – packed
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp melted butter
Cake mix:
1/2 cup soft margarine
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 cup flour
1/2 tbsp baking soda

1 tbsp baking powder

How to prepare

Mix streusel ingredients well and set aside cream the soft margarine, and add the Eggs and beat well add sugar and beat again, add sour cream beat all very well, and Set aside sift together (or stir together gently) the flour, baking soda, and Baking powder add – flour mixture to marg/egg/sugar mixture stir – gently until Well mixed add – 1 tbsp vanilla and stir in gently put – in a buttered and floured Pan first 1/2 of batter, then most (80 – 90%) of streusel mix, then rest of batter, Then rest of streusel mix on top (use a round pan with the tube/post whatever you Call it in the middle) preheat oven to 350, bake for 45 minutes

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Ultimate cheesecake

Ingredients

Cheesecake crust:
2 cups cinnamon graham crackers -ab 26
6 tbsp butter, melted

filling:
3 (8 oz pkgs) cream cheese, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar

3 eggs
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp grated lemon peel
2 tsp vanilla extract

topping:
2 cups sour cream

3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla

glaze:
1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cups water
1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp grated lemon peel

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350

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Perfect sugar cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder

How to prepare

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees f. Lightly grease baking sheets.
2. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Mix the dry ingredients together and sift into butter mixture; stir until well-blended. Dough should be very stiff. Chill 1-2 hours.
3. Divide dough into quarters. Roll out one piece of dough to 1/4″ thickness on lightly-floured board. Dust top with flour and cut with cookie cutters.
4. Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are light brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Prepared 12/19/94 by donata maggipinto, food & entertaining specialist for williams-sonoma. From: mike n maty

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Butter pecan turtle bars

Ingredients

Crust:
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup pecan halves
Caramel:
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crust: combine flour sugar and butter; mix well. Pat firmly in 9×13 pan; sprinkle pecans on top. Caramel layer: in a heavy saucepan over med heat cook butter and sugar, stir constantly; boil 1/2 – 1 minute. Pour evenly over crust. Bake 18 – 22 minutes or until layer is bubbly. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Allow to melt 2 – 3 minutes; swirl for marble effect. Cool completely before cutting. Makes 3 – 4 dozen.

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Vanilla Bean Caramels

Ingredients

vegetable oil
1/2 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup plus 2 tsp whole milk
1/4 cup plus 2 tsp condensed milk
1/4 cup heavy (double) cream
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
pinch of salt

How to prepare

Line an 8″ square baking pan with foil, covering the bottom and sides. Brush generously with vegetable oil. In a heavy 3-quart saucepan over med heat, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, corn syrup, whole milk, condensed milk, cream, butter, vanilla bean, and salt. Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil. Using a pastry brush, dipped in water, brush down the sides of the pan to prevent sugar crystals from forming. Raise the heat to medium-high and clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan. Cook, stirring slowly but constantly, until the thermometer registers 240 degrees Fahrenheit, about 10 minutes [ note: more like 15-20 minutes, by my tests]. from Williams Sonoma’s “Gifts from the Kitchen Remove the pan from the heat. Remove the vanilla bean and discard. Immediately pour the caramel into the prepared pan all at once; do not scrape the residue from the pan bottom. Let the caramel cool completely, about 2 hours.
Coat a cutting board with vegetable oil. Turn out the cooled caramel onto the board and peel off the foil. Oil a lg knife and cut the caramel into strips about 1 1/2 inches wide. Cut the strips crosswise into pieces 1 inch long, re- oiling the knife occasionally to prevent sticking. Wrap each candy in a piece of clear cellophane, waxed paper, or colored waxed paper, twisting the ends. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 3 dozen

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Galaktobourekos (Custard Tarts)

Ingredients

6 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 qt milk
6 tbsp cornstarch
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup butter (or margarine)
1 tsp vanilla extract
16 oz filo pastry sheets
12 lb sweet butter; melted
sugar, confectioners

How to prepare

Beat eggs in saucepan; add sugar and beat thoroughly; slowly add milk. cook over med heat, stirring occasionally.
Dissolve cornstarch in water; slowly add to milk mixture before it comes to a boil. Cook until mixture thickens and comes to a hard boil. Remove from heat; add 1/4 cup butter and vanilla.
Cut pastry sheets in to thirds or into 9×5″ pieces. Brush pastry with hot melted butter. Place about 1 tbsp custard filling at bottom left corner of strip and fold the right bottom corner over it into a triangle. Continue folding back and forth into a triangle and brushing with butter to end of strip.
Place triangles, cut side down, on greased cookie sheet. Brush tops with melted butter and bake at 375

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