Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Snicker Cookies

This recipe is from a cookbook I have "Amish Cooking" ©1995.  I love Snickerdoodles and when comparing it to the Snickerdoodle recipes it is exactly what I made.  These are wonderful cookies and don't spread a lot on the cookie sheet.  The recipe didn't call for a greased baking sheet, so I didn't grease it and the cookies came up fine with a pancake turner.  I ended up with 4 dozen cookies. I will definitely make these again.


½ cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening (I used the butter flavor, 'cause that is what I had on hand)
2 eggs
2¾ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tarter
¼ tsp. salt

Mix well. Chill dough overnight, form into balls. Mix ½ cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.  Roll balls in the mixture and bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes.

Delicious Pumpkin Bread

This is a very flavorful, moist sweet bread.  I will definitely make it again! This recipe came from the same cook book as the Snicker cookies, "Amish Cooking" ©1995.

Delicious Pumpkin Bread

1 2/3 cups sifted regular flour
¼ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
½ tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup mashed pumpkin
1/3 cup water
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Grease a regular loaf pan (9"x5"x3").

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.  Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughtly after each addition.  Stir in pumpkin.  Stir in dry ingredients alternately with water, beating just until smooth.  Do not overbeat.  Fold in nuts.  Turn batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for about 45-55 minutes or until done.  Turn out on a wire rack and cool.  Store in tight container.  Slice and serve with butter.