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Friday, December 14, 2012

Family Recipe Friday - Christmas Goodies

More recipes from Grandma's cookbook.

Opal Shouses’s Pecan Caramel Bars


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup butter, softened
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, mix the crust ingredients until crumbly.  Press into a 9x9” baking pan.  Bake for 15 – 17 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and vanilla extract.  Beat 2 minutes, then fold in pecans. 

Pour filling into baked crust.  Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until set.  Cool completely, then cut into bars.

Christmas Butter Balls
(Grandma Berry)

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour, sifted
½ cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Cream butter and sugar thoroughly.  Add vanilla and almond extracts and mix.  Stir in flour and mix well.  Fold in pecans.

Form into tiny balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

Roll in powdered sugar while hot.

24 Hour Fruit Salad
(Grandma Berry)

1 3 oz. package of cream cheese
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 large can cherries, drained
1 large can crushed pineapple
½ package of mini marshmallows
1 jar of marischino cherries
½ pint of Cool Whip

Stir first six ingredients together in a large bowl.  Fold in Cool Whip.  Place in a container and freeze for 24 hours.

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