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Cookies – Fruit Squares

Cookies – Fruit Squares                                                                                                NCC from an old Pillsbury Cookie Book

 

Filling:

1 ½ cup cut Prunes          or 1 ½ cup Raisins             or 1 ¼ cup chopped Dates

½ cup Sugar                        or ½ cup Sugar +               or ½ cup Sugar +

¼ cup Flour

½ cup Water                       or ½ cup Water                 or ¾ cup Water

1 tsp Lemon rind

¼ cup Lemon juice

½ cup Nuts

Combine in saucepan stirring until thick [implies with heat]

Set aside

½ cup Butter

½ cup Brown Sugar packed

¼ tsp Salt

1 cup Flour

¾ cup Rolled Oats

Cream butter and sugar

Mix in dry ingredients

Set aside 1 cup for topping

Press remaining crumb mix to 9” square pan

Spread filling

Sprinkle with reserved topping, press lightly

Bake at 350 for 25 – 30 min. to light brown

Cut 24 squares

 

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Cookies – Dolly Bars

Cookies – Dolly Bars                                                                                       LHC

 

¼ lb. Oleo

1 cup Graham cracker crumbs

1 cup Coconut

1 cup (or less) chopped Nuts

1 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 cup Chocolate bits

Melt oleo, add each ingredient one at a time, stir well

Spread in greased 7 x 11 pan

Bake at 350 for 20 min.

Cut in squares

So easy, but rich

 

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Cookies – Butter (Rolled as in Christmas)

Cookies – Butter (Rolled as in Christmas)                                                             NCC

Butter (Filled)

 

2 cups Butter (4 sticks)

2 cups Sugar (white)       Cream together

 

2 Eggs

3 Tbsp Milk

2 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Salt

2 tsp Lemon juice             add and mix

 

6 cups all-purpose flour – add gradually as you mix

 

Chill if necessary

 

Roll to 1/8” thick on floured surface

Cut out cookies

Place on ungreased cookie sheets

 

Bake at 375 for 7 min. – until edges just barely show slight browning

 

Makes about 120 (10 doz.) cookies

 

 

For filled cookies, cut 2 to 3 inch disks for bottoms, and same-size donut circles for tops

 

Date filling –

1 ½ cup Dates chopped

½ cup chopped Walnuts

½ cup Water

1/3 cup Sugar

 

Cook until thick, stirring constantly

Place 1 tsp filling in center of bottom disk

Place a ring on top, and seal edges

 

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Herbs

Today I picked some herbs from the garden to dry the winter. I cleaned them up and picked out any blemishes, I tied them into small bunches and strung ribbon through them and then I hung them upside down to dry.

Basil, thyme, rosemary and oregano hang from my light fixture in my kitchen to dry for use though out the winter.

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This is thyme hanging from a hook in my kitchen window to dry.

After a few weeks I took them down and crumbled them in to baby food jars.