Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Some favorite family recipes

Thumbprint Cookies
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
2 slightly beaten egg whites
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup jam
Beat first 5 ingredients together. Chill dough
Roll small balls (1 inch) in the egg whites and then in the chopped walnuts, place 1" apart on greased cookie sheet, make a dent in each with your thumb, and bake for 10-12 minutes at 375. Fill depression with jam.

Fruit Bars
Cream 1/2 cup shortening and 1 1/2 cup white sugar. Add one gee, 1/4 cup molasses, 2 TBlspoons milk and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Cream well then add dry ingredients:
2 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmet and 1/4 tsp cloves.

Mix well and add 1 cup raisins. Bake in greased 9x13 inch baking dish at 350 for 15 min. Cool and cut into squares.