Cookies Desserts Recipes with Pictures

Malted Milk Ball Cookies

This recipe was submitted to the Better Homes and Gardens magazine by Marilyn Schmid. My kids loved to “help” make these by smashing up the Whoppers!

Malted Milk Ball Cookies

3/4 C. butter, softened
1 1/4 C. packed brown sugar
1 C. granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 salt
3 eggs
1/4 C. cooking oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 C. whole bran cereal
3 C. malted milk balls, crushed (12 ounces)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a 4-quart mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until well combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  3. Beat in eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and the cereal.
  5. Reserve 1/2 cup crushed malted milk ball candies to sprinkle on top. Stir remaining candies into dough. (Sharon’s note: I didn’t do this- I just put everything into the bowl)
  6. Shape dough in 1 1/2 inch balls. (Sharon’s note: I used a scoop)
  7. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. (Sharon’s note: I had to place them 3 inches apart or they’d run together)
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.
  9. Place cookie sheet on wire rack. Immediately sprinkle tops of warm cookies with reserved crushed candies.
  10. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack. Cool completely.

Makes about 60 cookies.

Breads & Rolls

Pear Bread

This was on a recipe card I found in my mom’s cookbook collection. I like the vanilla and pear combination.

1 stick butter
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
2 C. unsifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 C. vanilla yogurt
1 C. chopped (and cored) pears
1 tsp. vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease/Butter loaf pan (9x5x3″).
  2. Cream butter and gradually beat in sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Combine dry ingredients. Add to egg mixture, alternating with yogurt.
  4. Stir in pears and vanilla.
  5. Pour into loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes, or until toothpick tests clean.
Appetizers Beef Pork

Hanky Panks

From the kitchen of Marcia Young.

1 lb. hamburger
1 lb. spicy sausage (i.e. Jimmy Dean Hot)
1 lb. Velveeta cheese

Mix meats well, brown in skillet, then drain. Melt cheese in skillet with meat.

Add (Optional):
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 T. Worcestershire sauce

While warm, spread on slice of Rye Bread (Party size for appetizers) and broil in oven. Can be frozen at this stage. Ready to serve when mixture bubbles. For pizza variation, spread pizza sauce on bread before meat mixture.)

Cookies Desserts

Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 C. sugar
1 C. brown sugar
1 1/4 C. butter/margarine
2/3 C. honey
2 C. canned pumpkin
4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
4 C. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
2 C. white chocolate chunks or chips
Pecan halves (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar, margarine and honey until light and fluffy.
  3. Add pumpkin, vanilla and egg; beat until blended.
  4. In separate bowl, stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt to blend.
  5. Add flour mix all at once to pumpkin mixture, and beat on low until blended (scraping sides of bowl midway).
  6. Stir in chocolate chunks or chips.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheet. Press pecan half in the center of each cookie or flatten each cookie slightly with your fingers (it will be a little sticky).

Bake 11 to 12 minutes. Remove cookies from sheet and cool on wire rack.Makes 5 dozen cookies

Soups Vegetables Vegetarian

Scalloped Potato Soup

4 medium potatoes, peeled & cubed
1 tsp. salt
1 C. chopped onion
4 T. margarine
4 T. flour
salt and pepper
4 C. milk
1 1/2 C. chopped ham
3 C. shredded American cheese

Cook potatoes in small amount of boiling salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving water. Add enough water to the reserved liquid to measure 1 cup.

In large saucepan, sauté onion in margarine until tender. Blend in flour, salt and pepper to taste. Add potato water and milk. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and bubbles. Add chopped ham, potatoes and cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted. Serve hot.

4 Servings

Breads & Rolls Breakfast

Aunt Shirley’s Apple Bread

This recipe is from my Great Aunt Shirley. It’s always a hit at brunch.

1/2 C. oleo (margarine), softened
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
2 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 C. chopped apples

2 T. butter
3 T. sugar
3 T. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan.
  2. Cream oleo, sugar, and eggs. Mix in milk and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture. Mix in apples.
  5. Put bread dough in pan.
  6. Mix topping ingredients and place on top of bread dough before baking.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.

This can be modified to be a little more healthy – at home I use half whole wheat flour and 2/3 to 3/4 cup sugar.

Cookies Desserts

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

I got this from the back of a package of Craisins and was pleasantly surprised! (I tried it once with regular chocolate chips, but it wasn’t as good.)

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

2/3 C. butter or margarine, softened
2/3 C. brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 C. old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 – 6 oz. pkg. of Craisins
2/3 C. white chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Using an electric mixer, beat butter/margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, mixing well.
  3. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Stir in craisins and white chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

Cakes Cookbook Desserts

Bundt Cake

In the Crosheck family, it isn’t a family gathering unless there’s a Bundt cake!

1 box cake mix
1 – 4 serving size box instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil

  1. Grease pan with Crisco shortening.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º
  3. Mix dry ingredients together, then add wet ingredients.
  4. Beat with electric mixer until glossy, about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour into greased pan.
  6. Bake 45 – 55 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.
  7. Can top with frosting, glaze, powdered sugar, or leave plain.

1 cup powdered sugar
1 T. rum
1 T. lemon juice

Combine all ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over cooled cake.

NOTE: Sharon generally adds 2 ounces of poppy seeds and a little freshly-grated nutmeg. This is especially good with yellow, spice or caramel cake mixes and vanilla or butter pecan pudding mixes.