My grandma’s cookies & recipes for some of her best baked goods








This gum drop cookie recipe was in my grandmother’s home ec. teacher’s cookbook, Mrs. Jonte, my grandmother, Margaret altered this.
I haven’t ever made this. If you decide to try it out, let me know if you made any adjustments and I’ll add them.

Gum Drop Cookies

4 eggs
2 cups of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of chopped nuts
1 tablespoon of water
1 pound of spiced jelly gumdrops
2 cups of flour
1 cup of chopped nuts
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
Beat eggs, add sugar, salt, cinnamon and water.
(Use the small kind of spice gumdrops), add the gumdrops, flour and nuts to the egg mixture.
Spoon the cookies onto a well greased pan.
Bake 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Frosting: 3 tablespoons of butter, 2 teaspons of orange rind, 2 tablespoons of orange juice and enough powdered sugar to thicken. Spread frosting on cookies when they’re slightly warm.

Then cut into squares.

Monday, December 8, 2008
Gingerbread to make cute houses with
In the spirit of the season.


Hilary Clinton’s cookies from the Salt Lake Tribune 10/6/1993

Combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of soda and beat together with one cup of shortening.
1/2 cup of granulated sugar.
1 cup of firmly packed light brown sugar.
1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Add two eggs and beat till light and fluggy. Beat in flour and 2 cups of oats and 1 12 ounce package of chocolate chips.
Drop batter by making well rounded balls onto the cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Cool cookies by placing on a cooling rack.

Saturday, September 13, 2008
Brown Cookies

1 1/2 cup butter
4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon of cream
1 tablespoon of grated orange rind
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of molasses
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Cream butter and sugar and add the rest of ingredients and knead together. Form into two rolls and chill. Cut cookies very thin, about two inches across, decorate with a half of a split, blanched almond. Bake 325 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes on lightly greased shelf. Diane cooks hers for 12 minutes. Keeps very well, crisp.

Walnut Squares

1 cup of brown sugar
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/3 of cup of melted butter
2/3 cup of a cube
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup of powdered sugar, or to your taste.

Beat eggs, add brown sugar, flour and butter and vanilla. Add nuts last. Bake in a greased and floured 8 by 13 inch pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on altitude), at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut into squares while hot. Sprinkle powdered sugar over them

Sand Tarts from Faye Tripoley g-ma’s friend

1/3 cup of sugar
1 cup of butter
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 teaspoons of water
1 cup of chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar, add pecans and sifted flour. Mix all together. Form shape of dough with hands. Bake on ungreased sheet at 300 until light brown. Dip in powdered sugar after cooling for a little bit and cool before storing.
Don’t overbake!
Cinnamon Rolls

Start with:
5 cups of milk
2 cubes of butter
1 cube of margarine
Heat and cool to lukewarm

two packages of yeast
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of water/warm until it bubbles

two beaten eggs to milk
1 cup of sugar, yeast, add milk and butter

add 3 tsp. of salt and 6 cups of flour to above
add until you get consistency

punch down four to five times at least four times
let it rise, the more air the better

roll over
spread a rectangular 8 by 10 pan with melted butter/or oleo
then spread with sugar and cinnamon (1 cup sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon) and melts
add raisins
roll up and slice

let dough raise
bake at 375 degrees Farenheit

frost with frosting ( a cup of powdered sugar and water )

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