Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sugar Cookies & Raisin Filled Cookies

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I need to give back the recipe card so I thought I would post it here and hopefully try it out this weekend.

Sugar Cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup soft margarine
1 egg
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
3-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream sugar, margarine, egg, sour cream and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Roll out about 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick. Cut out in desired shapes. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes.

Use these cookies to make raisin filled cookies.

Raisin Filling
2 cups raisins
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
Boil the raisins in the water until the water is almost gone. Then add the remaining ingredients. Boil until blended and thickened. Allow to cool before putting on dough.

To make cookies, roll out cookie dough, and cut out in circles. Place 1 tsp. raisin mix on cookie slice and top with another cookie. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes.

*I was informed that these cookies really puff up while baking so don't roll them too thick. Also, they need to be refrigerated if you don't eat up quickly or they will go bad. If you try this recipe before I do, leave a comment and let me know how it is. If I don't bake them this weekend, I won't get a chance until mid August because we plan to stay busy! I'll add a picture when I make

*The gal who gave me the recipes says she doesn't add the sugar to the raisin filling because the raisins make it pretty sweet.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Chocolate Pudding

We think this dish is best served warm topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Chocolate Pudding
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
3 Tbs. corn starch
1/4 tsp. salt
2-1/4 cups milk
2 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Stir the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt together in saucepan. Then gradually stir in the milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Continue to stir and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Blend in butter and vanilla.