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Ann is the person that keeps this place running.Ann's Favorite Recipes

This is Ann.  You are in for a treat.   She wants to share some of her favorite recipes.   She never cooks them like the book says.  If you like her work, encourage her.   Feel free to copy and use these recipes.  

 

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Recipe #1

Ann's Russian Tea Cakes

A favorite at Christmas and year around. 

ingredientsRussian Tea Cakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped walnuts (black for more flavor). 
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup real dairy butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powered sugar for rolling
directions

   Heat oven to 325 degrees.  In large mixer bowl combine flour, nuts, granulated sugar, butter, and vanilla.  Fold together by hand until mixed and crumbly.   

   Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheets.  

   Bake for 18 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Remove immediately. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm and cool again when cool.  

result Makes about 3 dozen great cookies.

Recipe #2

Ann's Chewy Chocolates

A favorite at Christmas and year around. 

ingredientsChocolate Chewy
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup real dairy butter (softened) 
4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder 
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
directions

  In large bowl, blend sugar, butter, and chocolate;  add eggs, one at a time, until well blended.  Mix in vanilla.  Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add gradually to chocolate mixture, mixing well after each addition.  Cover and chill 2 hours or overnight.

  Shape rounded teaspoon into balls, drop into confectioners' sugar, coating lightly.  Place on greased baking sheets, 2 inches apart;  flatten slightly.  

  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until done.  Remove from baking sheets onto wire racks for cooling.

result Makes about 4 dozen chewy cookies.

 

 

 

 

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