Tag Archives: Nuts

Morning Glory muffins

Ingredient list

2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 tsp soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 and a 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 and a 1/2 cups shredded apples
3/4 cups coconut
1/2 cup dates or raisins
1/2 cup nuts
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Instructions

Combine dry ingredients. Add rest of ingredients and mix. Bake at 375 degrees in muffin tins for 18 minutes or more.

Jam Cookies

baking stuff
Ingredient list

1 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. Karo Dark corn syrup
2 eggs, separated
2 1/2 c. sugar
2 c. chopped nuts
jam
Instructions

In bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in Karo and egg yolks. Stir in flour. Chill. Shape into 1″ balls. Dip into egg whites, slightly beaten. Roll in nuts. Place 2″ apart on greased cookie sheet. With thumb, make indentation in center of each cookie. Bake in 325º oven 20 minutes or until golden. Fill with jam. Cool. Makes 4 dozen.

Blond brownies

Ingredient list

1/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. nuts and/or chocolate bits, if desired
Instructions

Melt butter or margarine in a saucepan. Add brown sugar and let cool before adding egg, flour, baking powder and vanilla. Add nuts and/or chocolate chips, if desired. Mix all together and bake in a square pan in 350º for 28-30 minutes.

Divinity

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

2 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. water
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 or 2 drops food coloring (optional)
1/2 c. chopped candied fruit or dried fruit (optional)
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Preparation instructions

In a heavy 2-qt saucepan stir together sugar, corn syrup, and water. Clip candy thermometer to side of pan. Cook and stir over medium-high heat till sugar dissolves and mixture boils (5 to 7 min). Avoid splashing syrup on sides of pan.
Reduce heat; cook, without stirring, over medium heat to 260° (hard-ball stage). Mixture should boil gently over entire surface. Reaching hard ball stage should take about 15 min. Remove saucepan from heat. Immediately begin to beat egg whites in a large mixer bowl on medium speed of electric mixer till stiff peaks form.
Remove candy thermometer from the side of the sauce pan, gradually pour hot syrup in a thin stream (slightly less than 1/8 inch diameter) over egg whites, beating constantly on high speed of electric mixer. (add syrup slowly to ensure proper blending. This should take about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and a few drops of food coloring. Continue to beat just till candy starts to lose its gloss. When beaters are lifted, mixture should fall in a ribbon, but mound on itself and not disappear into remaining mixture. Final beating should take 5 to 6 minutes.
When candy is beaten enough, mixture will stay mounded in a soft shape when a spoonful is dropped onto waxed paper. When candy holds its shape, stir in fruits and nuts, if desired; quickly drop candy by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. If mixture flattens out, beat 1/2 to 1 minute more and check again. If mixture is too stiff to spoon and has a rough surface, beat in hot water a few drops at a time, till candy is a softer consistency.
Cool; store tightly covered.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Congo bars

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

2 3/4 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup butter or oleo
1 lb. brown sugar
1 12 oz. pkg. of chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1 c. nuts (if desired)

Preparation instructions

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Melt butter; add sugar and blend well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add flour mixture, nuts, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Pour into 9X13 inch pan and bake for 25-30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Do Not Overcook! Should be chewy. Will be thick to spread in pan so you may have to use a little water to spread them.

Submitted by: Kim D

White fruit cake

by Heather M.’s book, Boxford, MA

Ingredients

1 lb. butter
2 c. sugar
9 eggs
6 c. flour
4 oz. candied pineapple
4 oz cherries (or 8 oz. mixed candied fruit)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. chopped nuts
1 pkg. chopped dates
1 lb. white raisins
2 oz. brandy

Preparation instructions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Mix butter and sugar for 20 mintues at high speed. Add one egg and a little flour at at time until all is incorporated. Sprinkle some of the flour over the fruit. Add the rest of the ingredients to the batter. Stir well. Grease a 10 inch tube pan and line wiht wax paper. Pour batter in and bake for 3 hours.

Decorate top of cake before you put in oven with cherries and almonds, making a flower pattern.

Submitted by: Heather M