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Brownies

Ingredients

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate 1 & 1/2 t. vanilla extract
3/4 c. butter or margarine 1 c. all purpose flour
2 c. sugar 1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
3 eggs

 

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 in. baking pan.
  3. Melt the butter and chocolate together until mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the sugar and stir with a spoon until well blended.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla and mix ingredients well.
  6. Add the floor and nuts (optional) and stir until well blended.
  7. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan.
  8. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
 
Makes about 24 brownies.
 

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Cookies

 
 

Grandma's Half Pecan Cookies

Ingredients

2 sticks of butter
2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups flour
2 cups pecans broken

Preparation


Mix all ingredients except one cup of powdered sugar in bowl.   Using spoon place large dollops of batter on cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 14 minutes or until done.  Dust with remaining sugar when mostly cooled.  

 

 

Grandma's Butter Cookies

Ingredients

2 1/2 sticks of butter
7 teaspoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 1/2 cups of flour

Preparation

Mix together all ingredients.  Form into small or medium balls.  Place on cookie sheet. Bake in 350 oven 8-10 minutes or until done.  Decorate with sprinkles while still warm with sprinkle.  Great with chocolate frosting and pecans.  Or just drop a pecan in the middle.

 

THE NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIE

(Recipe may be halved)

Ingredients:

 2 cups butter
24 oz. chocolate chips
 4 cups flour
 2 cups brown sugar
 2 tsp.  soda
 1 tsp.  salt
 1 8 oz.  Hershey Bar (grated)
 5 cups blended oatmeal
 2 tsp.  baking powder
 4 eggs
 2 tsp.  vanilla
 3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)


 Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder.  Cream the
 butter and both sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour,
 oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.  Add chocolate chips, Hershey
 Bar, and nuts.  Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie
 sheet.

 Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.  Makes 112 cookies.

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Pies

 

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

 

Ingredients

1 baked pie crust
1 carton of frozen strawberries
1 quart ice cream
1 small strawberry jello

Directions

Mix jello with scant cup of hot water
Add defrosted carton of strawberries
Add ice cream
Combine all until smoothish
Pour into crust; and refrigerate in freezer 1 to 2 hours
Serve with dollop of whipped cream

 

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Fruit Desserts

 

Apple and Pineapple Crisp

 

Ingredients:

4 cups sliced peeled apples
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple (undrained)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
cup packed brown sugar
cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (opt.)
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (opt.)
cup chopped pecans (walnuts)
1/3 cup (2/3 stick) melted butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.  Coat 9- inch square baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
Arrange apples in baking dish.  In a bowl mix the pineapple and lemon juice.
Spread over apples.
In another bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and pecans and mix well.  Stir in butter.  Evenly sprinkle over prepared fruit in pan.
Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven 30 minutes; remove foil.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes longer or until topping is crisp.
Serve crisp (warm or cold) with ice cream or whipped cream. 

**I substitute pineapple with blueberries or cranberries for a different flavor.

Double recipe for 9 x 13 pan.

 

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