Recipe Box

Catie’s Orange Brownies December 23, 2009

Filed under: cookies, bars and candies — bonny @ 10:45 pm
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Preheat oven to 350

1 1/2 c all purpose flour
2 c sugar
1 t salt
1 c butter (softened)
4 eggs
2 t pure orange extract
1 t orange zest


1 c powder sugar
2 T orange juice
1 t orange zest

Mix flour, sugar, and salt. Add butter, eggs, orange extract and orange zest. Beat with hand held mixer. Pour into greased 13×9 pan and bake 30 min.

Pierce top of entired cake with fork and pour glaze over and spread.
Let cool and cut


Butterscotch Nut Bars

Filed under: cookies, bars and candies — bonny @ 10:38 pm
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1 1/2 c flour
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c butter
6 ounces butterscotch chips
1/2 c light corn syrup
2 T butter
1 T water
12 ounces mixed nuts

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter with pastry blender. until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press into greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Bake 10 minutes, remove from oven. Combine butterscotch chips, corn syrup, butter and water in heavy saucepan, heat and stir over medium heat until smooth. Stir in nuts; spread over crust. Return to oven; bake 10 minutes longer. Cool, cut into bars.


Zebra Brownies July 26, 2009

Filed under: chocolate,cookies, bars and candies — bonny @ 10:24 pm

Layer #1: 

1 c soft butter

2 c sugar

1 c cocoa

4 eggs

1 c flour

1 tsp vanilla

Layer #2:

3 – 8 ounce pkg cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 c sugar

5 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 c flour

sugar and sliced almonds

Layer #1:

Cream butter and 2 c sugar on high speed with electric mixer.  Add cocoa and 4 eggs, mix thoroughly on low speed.  Add 1 c flour and 1 tsp vanilla and mix well. 

Layer #2: 

Cream together cream cheese and 1 1/2 c sugar on high speed.  Add 5 eggs and mix on low.  Add 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 c flour, mix on low. 

 Grease 9×13 pan.

Put 3/4 of cocoa mixture in pan.  Spoon in all of the cream cheese mixture.  Swirl.  Add rest of cocoa mixture and gently swirl.  Sprinkle with sugar and almonds.

Bake 350 (325 for glass pans) for 45 – 55 minutes.


Oven Carmel Corn October 30, 2007

Filed under: cookies, bars and candies — bonny @ 2:57 am

1 c peanuts (optional)

20 c popped popcorn

2 c brn sugar

1/2 c corn syrup

1 c butter

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine brown sugar, butter and salt.  Bring to a rapid boil for 5 minutes.  Add baking soda and vanilla.  Stir and pour over popcorn and peanuts immediately.  Spread in large baking pan (15 x 11).  Bake 1 hour @ 250 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes.  Stores and freezes well.


Aunt Sallys June 5, 2007

Filed under: cookies, bars and candies — bonny @ 7:10 pm

These were my favorite cookies when I was growing up. I don’t know if it was the actual cookie or the name that I liked best – probably both.

 1 c sugar

2 c Crisco

2 egg yolks

12 c molasses

5 1/2 c flour

2 tsp cream of tartar

4 tsp baking soda

2 tsp salt

1 T cinnamon

1 T ginger

1 c sour milk


1 1/2 c sugar

1/2 tsp white vinegar

1/2 c water

18 large marshmallows

2 egg whites

1 1/2 c powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream 1 c sugar and Crisco.  Stir in yolks and molasses.  Combine the dry ingredients,  stir them, and the sour milk, into the molasses mixture.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

On lightly floured surface, roll dough and cut out 1/2 inch thick cookies with a floured (empty and cleaned) Spam can.  Place one inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 8 – 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks.

Combine 1 1/2 c sugar, vinegar, water and marhmallows.  mix well and place over a pot of simmering water.  When the marshmallows have melted, stir in the egg whites.  Remove from heat and beat w electric mixer for 6 minutes.  Stir in the vanilla and powdered sugar until well blended. Frost cooled cookies.


Cowboy Cookies February 24, 2007

Filed under: cookies, bars and candies — bonny @ 11:53 pm

1 c butter

3/4 c brn sugar

3/4 c white sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 c flour (I use a combo of white & ww)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 c oatmeal

1/2 c chopped nuts or wheat germ

6 ounces chocolate chips

1 c raisins

Cream butter with sugars; add eggs and vanilla.  Combine flour, salt and baking soda; add to sugar mixture.  Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 13 – 15 minutes at 350.


Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars January 23, 2007

Filed under: cookies, bars and candies — bonny @ 2:52 pm

3 c Rice Krispies

3 c oats

1 1/2 c raisins

1/2 c sunflower seeds (or flax seeds, or other chopped nuts)

1 c honey

2 c  natural peanut butter

 1 tsp vanilla

1 c chocolate chips (optional)

combine cereal, raisins, sunflower seeds and chocolate chips in a large bowl.  Heat  honey in a pan over medium heat, until it comes to a boil.  Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla, stir until peanut butter is melted.  Pour over cereal mixture, mix well.  Press mixture into an oiled 15x10x1 inch baking pan.  When cool, cut into squares.