Rocky Mountain Recipes 2-20-12 |

Rocky Mountain Recipes 2-20-12

4 Tbsp. Shortening

4 Tbsp. Oleo

1/2 c. Sugar

1/2 c. Brown Sugar

1 Egg

1/2 c. Peanut Butter

1/4 t. Vanilla

1-1/2 c. Flour, sifted

1 t. Soda

1/4 t. Salt

Cream shortening and oleo until fluffy. Add sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Beat in peanut butter and vanilla. Sift flour, soda and salt together. Add to cream mixture. Roll dough in 1-inch balls. Place on greased cookie sheet and flatten with fork. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

Chris Bryant • Johnson City, Tenn.

4 Egg Whites

1/2 t. Vanilla Extract

1/4 t. Almond Extract

1/8 t. Cream of Tartar

1-1/4 c. White Sugar

1/4 c. All-purpose Flour

1/4 t. Salt

2-1/2 c. Flaked Coconut

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease and flour cookie sheet. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla extract, almond extract and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar and whip until stiff. Toss together flour, salt and coconut in a separate bowl. Fold into egg whites. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake 18-20 minutes in preheated oven or until slightly golden. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for easy removal.

Sharon Raasch • Imperial, Neb.

3/4 c. Butter, softened

1 c. Sugar

2 Eggs

1 t. Vanilla Extract

2-3/4 c. Flour

1 t. Baking Powder

1/2 t. Salt

1/2 t. Baking Soda

1 c. Pecans, chopped

1 c. Dates, chopped

1/3 c. Maraschino Cherries, chopped

1-1/4 c. Cornflakes, crushed

34-35 Maraschino cherries, halved

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk and vanilla and mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture. Add pecans, dates and chopped cherries. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in cornflakes. Place 2-inches apart on parchment paper on cookie sheet. Press a cherry half into center of each cookie. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 14 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Yield 5-1/2 dozen.

Iola Egle • Bella Vista, Ark.

1 c. Margarine

2-1/2 c. Vanilla Wafer Crumbs

2 c. Chocolate Pieces

1 c. Nuts

2 c. Coconut Flakes

1-1/2 cans Condensed Milk

Melt margarine in a 13-inch baking pan. Layer vanilla wafer crumbs, chocolate pieces, chopped nuts and coconut over melted margarine. Pour condensed milk over all ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cut into squares when cooled.

Helen Druse • Lafayette, Colo.

1/2 c. Vegetable Oil

4 (4 oz) squares Chocolate, unsweetened, melted

2 c. Granulated Sugar

4 Eggs

2 t. Vanilla

2 c. Flour

2 t. Baking Powder

1/2 t. Salt

1 c. Powdered Sugar

Mix oil, chocolate and granulated sugar. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Stir flour, baking powder and salt into oil mixture. Chill several hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drop teaspoons of dough into powdered sugar. Roll in sugar and shape into balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched in center. Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Marcey Dyer • Pierce, Colo.

1-3/4 c. Flour

1 t. Baking Soda

1/2 t. Salt

1-1/4 c. Brown Sugar, packed

1 c. Butter, softened

1/2 c. Sugar

2 Eggs

2 Tbsp. Milk

2 t. Vanilla Extract

2-1/2 c. Uncooked Quick Oats

1-3/4 c. Semi-Sweet Chocolate

1 c. Macadamia Nuts, chopped

1/2 c. Maraschino Cherries,

1 c. Powered Sugar

2 to 3 Tbsp. Water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Beat sugars and butter in a large bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour on low speed. Drain and quarter Maraschino Cherries. Stir in oats, chocolate chunks, nuts and cherries. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on parchment sheets. Mix powdered sugar and water and drizzle over cookies. Refrigerate any leftovers. (Makes 3 to 4 dozen.)

Marlene Maurer • Lakewood, Colo.

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