Simple Frosting

~ Shopping List ~

  • 1 cup confectionner’s sugar
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 drop vanilla
  • food coloring (optional)

~ What to do ~

Beat all ingredients together until smooth.  Top cookies or cakes.

 

Butter Cookies

~ Shopping List ~

  • 2.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

~ What to do ~

Cream butter until light.  Gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy.  Beat in extract.  Gradually blend in flour.  Cover and chill at least 1 hour (no more than 6 hours).  Shape and place on un-greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 8-12 minutes.

Optional:  top with frosting

 

Banana Nut Bread

~ Shopping List ~

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 large bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans/walnuts

~ What to do ~

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to cream mixture.  Stir in bananas and nuts.

Pour banana-nut bread batter into well greased loaf pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

 

Haystacks

~ Shopping List ~

  • 1 cup butterscotch, chocolate or peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles

~ What to do ~

Melt chips and peanut butter.  Stir in peanuts and chow mein noodles.  Drop on wax paper to cool.