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Keith’s Gingersnaps

(This recipe is from Annette Crowell, Columbus, Ohio, who shared it as part of her Dinner Guest essay, “My Dad makes the best…”. It’s a favorite of her dad, Keith Crowell.) Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening 1/4 cup light molasses 1 cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups flour 2 tsp. soda 1 tsp. ginger 1/4 tsp. […]

Pizzelles Submitted by Farm and Dairy’s Cheryl Blakeman for her Dad, Chuck Szoke

Ingredients: 12 eggs 7 C flour (approx.) 3 C sugar 1 Lb oleo 8 tsp baking powder 3 tsp anise ( Vanilla) Directions: Cream oleo & sugar, add eggs, sift flour & baking powder, add to egg mixture Heat the pizzelle iron, and brush with oil. Drop about one tablespoon of the batter onto each […]

Dad’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Submitted by Makenzie Miller with her dad, John.

h4>Ingredients: 1/2 cup plus 6 tbsp. butter, softened 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed firm 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt, optional 3 cups Quaker oats 2 cups chocolate chips Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar […]

Red Velvet Pinwheel Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon red gel food coloring Directions: In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat […]

Oatmeal Rhubarb Cookies (or Bars)

Submitted by Debbie Wheeler of Madison, Oh Ingredients: ½ cup butter, softened
 ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
 ½ cup granulated sugar
 2 eggs
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
 1 teaspoon baking soda
 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
 3 cups Quaker Oats, (quick or old-fashioned) uncooked
 3 cups […]

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 eggs 1-1/2 teaspoons Green Food Color 1 teaspoon Pure Peppermint Extract 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set […]

Mom’s Famous Date Nut Pinwheels

Submitted by Tom Hensel Ingredients: 3 eggs  1/2 cup granulated sugar  1 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup finely chopped walnuts 1 cup Crisco 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt  3 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 lb dates (approximately 2 package—may have some filling left) Directions: Cook dates in a little water (just cover […]

Carrot Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup margarine (soft) 1 cup honey* 1 cup carrot (grated raw) 2 egg whites (well beaten) 2 cups flour (all purpose) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups oatmeal, quick cooking (raw) 1 cup raisins Directions: In a large bowl, cream together margarine and […]

Secret Almond Cookies Recipe

Ingredients: 36 chocolate kisses with almonds 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4 cups finely chopped slivered almonds 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) 1 cup powdered sugar for rolling Directions: Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Beat butter, granulated sugar and […]

Classic Sugar Cut-Outs

* * * * * Can be paired with Cut-Out Cookie Icing Recipe * * * * * Ingredients: 3 cups powdered sugar 2 cups butter or margarine, softened 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 eggs 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cream of tartar Directions: In large bowl, […]

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