In my original blog I just intermingled the recipes I mentioned in the blog. Many found this hard to follow. So in an effort to make the blogs more user friendly I am posting all the recipes and how to's for all the blogs here. I hope you like this new format. -Jan `

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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     1/4           cup  shortening -- softened

     1/4           cup  butter -- softened

  1              whole  egg

  1                cup  brown sugar -- packed

     1/2      teaspoon  vanilla

  1 3/4           cups  flour

     1/2      teaspoon  soda

     1/4      teaspoon  salt



Cream shortening, butter, egg, sugar and vanilla together thoroughly.


Mix dried ingredients togetehr and add to creamed mixture.


stir in nuts.


On a sheet of waxed paper form te doug into a roll that is 2 1/2 inch in diameter.  Wrap up in wax paper and refrigerate until firm (or freeze for future use)


Slice refrigerated (slightly thawed) dough into 1/8 " thick slices.


Place a little apart on an ungreased baking seet.


Bake in a 400 degree F. for 8-10 minutes.





Chocolate; add 1 1/2 sq unsweeteed chocolate melted with shortening.   Form the row 2: across. Bake  Put cooled slices togetehr wit icing. makes 2 1/2 doz filled cookies.


Cooky Tarts; make as above except spoon 1 teaspoon f jam on to alf of the slices.  Top wit te rest of te slices.  Seal te edges.  Cut slits in top slice so jam sows trough.  Bake. Makes 2 1/2 doz cookies.


Nut: add 1 c finely chopped nuts.  form into 2" rolls makes 6 1/2 dozen cookies.


Nut fingers; except mold level tablespoons of chilled dough into rolls 3" long.  Roll in finely chopped nuts.  Makes 5 1/2 dozen.


Ribbon Bar Cookies; Divide dough in half before chilling.  To one half add 1/2 square unsweeten chocolate to dough.  Form each half into 2 strips 2 inchwide and 1/4 inch thick.  Pile strips, alternating colors.  Press together.  Wrap in wax paper refrigerate or freeze.  Proceed as for plain cokies.  Makes 5 doz bar cokies.



  "These were my dad's favorite cookie"


  "5 dozen"

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 2281 Calories; 104g Fat (41.0% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 309g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 336mg Cholesterol; 1132mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 11 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 20 Fat; 9 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.


NOTES : Can be made without the nuts.  Roll into 2 1/2 " rolls.

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