Thursday, August 21, 2008

Butter Tarts

1/2 Cup Lightly Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
1/4 Cup Golden Crisco Shortening (or butter)
1 Egg Slightly Beaten
1 Tsp Vanilla
1/4 Tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Raisins

2 Cups Flour
3/4 Tsp Salt
1 Cup Crisco Shortening (or butter or lard)
4 Tbsp Ice Water

Heat oven to 425 F

Prepare Crust As Normal Pie Recipe.
Chill Dough 15 -30 Minutes. Roll Dough And Cut
Into 4 Inch Rounds. Place In Med. Muffin Cups.


Combine All Ingredients Except Raisins. Mix Well.
Put Raisins Into Muffin Pans. Fill 2/3 Thirds Full
With Filling.

Bake On Bottom Rack Until Set(about 12-15 Minutes)
Don't Overbake (underbake For Runnier Filling)
Cool On Wire Rack;; Remove From Pans.

Pie Crust (makes Large Batch)

5 Cups Flour
1 Lb Shortening
3 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbsp Vinegar And 1 Egg In A 1 Cup Measuring
Cup. Fill Cup With Water.

Heat oven to 425 F
Mix As Normal Pie Crust Recipe.
Great For Meat Pies.

Sugar Cookies

2 Cups White Sugar
2 Cups Butter
4 Eggs Well Beaten
1 Tsp Lemon
1 Tsp Vanilla
5 Cups Flour
2 Tsp Baking Soda
4 Tsp Cream Of Tartar
1 Tsp Salt

Preheat oven to 350 F

Mix All Ingredients Together.
Bake No More Than 10 Minutes
*** Special For Christmas ***

Makes 9 - 10 Dozen

Oh Henry's Squares

1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Can Milk
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Crushed Graham Wafers
1/2 Cup Coconut
1/2 Cup Walnuts (optional)
Whole Graham Wafers (for top and bottom)

Line 8x8 Inch Pan With Whole Graham Wafers
Bring To A Full Boil Butter;; Can Milk And Brown
Then Add Crushed Wafers;; Coconut And Walnuts.
Pour Over Lined Pan.
Cover Above Mixture With Whole Graham Wafers.
Put in fridge to cool.

Frost With Vanilla Icing When Cool.

Tea Biscuits

2 1/2 Cups Flour
4 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
1/4 Cup+1/8 Cup Shortening
3/4 - 1 Cup Milk

Preheat oven to 400 F

Mix Together Like Pie Crust.
Add Milk A Little At A Time Until Dough
Forms A Ball In The Bowl.
Flatten Dough About 1 Inch Thick. Cut With
Open End Of Glass.
Bake For 20 Min. At 400 F And Then Reduce Heat
To 350 F And Bake For Another 10 Minutes.

Makes 10-12 Biscuits

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 Eggs
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar
2 Sticks Softened Butter (1 Cup)
2 1/4 Cups Flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Chocolate Chips
(add 3 Tbsp Cocoa For Extra Chocolatey)

Heat oven to 375 F

Mix Eggs;; Sugars And Butter.
Fold In Flour;; Salt;; Baking Soda;; Vanilla And
Cocoa(if Desired).
Add Chocolate Chips.
Drop On Ungreased Cookie Sheet. Bake For About
7-8 Minutes.

Makes 2 Dozen

Old Fashioned Banana Bread

1/2 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Cups Flour
3 Ripe Bananas

Heat oven to 350 F

Mix All Ingredients Together With Mixer.
Cook For 1 Hour And 10 Minutes in a 9x5x3 Pan

Makes 1 Loaf

Single Crust Pie (9 Inch)

1 Cup Flour
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/3 Cup + 1 Tbsp Veg Shortening Or 1/3 Cup Lard
2-3 Tbsp Cold Water

Heat oven to 475 F

Mix Flour And Salt. Cut Shortening Into Mixture
Until Particles Are Size Of Small Peas. Sprinkle
In Water;; 1 Tbsp At A Time;; Tossing With Fork
Until All Flour Is Moistened And Pastry Almost
Cleans Side Of Bowl.
Gather Pastry Into A Ball And Press Down Into
Flattened Round On Lightly Floured Surface.
Roll And Place In Pie Pan. Cut Off Excess Dough
From Around The Pan.

Makes 1 Pie Shell

Shortbread Cookies

1/2 Pound Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 1/4 Cups Flour

Heat oven to 350 F

Beat Well. Roll And Sprinkle With White Sugar.
Press In Center With Finger.

Bake For 10 To 12 Minutes.

Scotch Shortbread Cookies

3/4 Cup Magarine/butter;; Softened
1/4 Cup Icing Sugar
2 Cups Flour

Heat oven to 350 F

Mix Margarine And Sugar. Stir In Flour.
Roll Dough 1/2 Inch Thick On Lightly Floured
Surface. Cut Into Small Shapes.
(if Dough Is Crumbly;; Add 1 To 2 Tbsp Magarine
Or Butter To Mixture)

Bake About 20 Minutes Or Until Set.

Makes 2 Doz 1 1/2 x 1 Inch Cookies

Creamy Vanilla Frosting

3 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/3 Cup Margarine Or Butter
1 Tsp Vanilla
About 2 Tbsp Milk

Mix Powdered Sugar And Margarine/butter. Stir
In Vanilla And Milk. Beat Until Smooth And Of
Spreading Consistency.

Frosts A 13x9 Inch Cake Or Fills & Frosts Two
8 Or 9 Inch Cake Layers

Silver White Cake

2 1/4 Cups Flour
1 2/3 Cups Sugar
3 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
1 1/4 Cups Milk
2/3 Cup Shortening
1 Tsp Vanilla Or Almond Extract
5 Egg Whites

Heat oven to 350 F

Grease And Flour Rectangle Pan 13x9x2 In;; 2 Round
Pans 9x1 1/2 In.
Beat All Ingredients Except Egg Whites In Large
Bowl On Low Speed 30 Seconds;; Scraping Bowl
Constantly. Beat On High Speed 2 More Minutes.
Then Beat In Egg Whites For Another 2 Minutes On
High Speed.
Pour Into Pan(s).
Cool Rectangle On Wire Rack;; Round In Pans For
10 Minutes And Then On Wire Rack.
*** Bake Rectangle 40-45 Min;; Round 30-35 Min.
*** Bake Cupcakes(30) For 20-25 Min.

Makes 1 Rectangle ;; 2 Round;; 30 med. cupcakes

Cream Cheese Frosting

250 G Philly Cream Cheese
1 Cup Margarine
1 Cup Icing Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla

Beat All Ingredients Together With Hand Mixer.


1 Egg
1 Cup Flour
3/4 Cup Milk
1 Tbsp White Or Packed Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
3 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
Magarine;; Butter Or Shortening

Heat pan to Med. heat

Beat Egg With Hand Beater In Medium Bowl Until
Fluffy. Beat In Remaining Ingredients Except
Margarine Just Until Smooth.
Grease Pan Or Griddle With Butter/margarine.
Pour 1/4 Cup Batter Onto Hot Griddle Or Pan.
Personalize With Fresh Or Frozen Berries Or
Chopped Fruit
Serve With Syrup;; Honey;; Jam Or Jelly

Makes 9- 4 Inch Pancakes

Baking Powder Biscuits

1/4 Cup Shortening
2 Cups Flour
1 Tbsp Sugar;; If Desired
3 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
1/4 Cup Milk

Heat oven to 450 F

Cut Shortening Into Flour;; Sugar;; Baking Powder
And Salt;; Until Mixture Resembles Fine Crumbs.
Stir In Just Enough Milk So Dough Leaves Sides
Of Bowl And Rounds Into A Ball.
Knead Dough Lightly 20 To 25 Times;; About 30
Seconds. Cut And Place On Ungreased Cookie Sheet.
Immediately Remove From Cookie Sheet When Done.

Makes about 10 biscuits