Dutch Fruit Cookies

ForeignChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine2/3 cup sugar1/2 cup light corn syrup1 egg, beaten1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit1 cup chopped toasted blanched almonds1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cardamom seeds1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Cream butter in a … Continue reading Dutch Fruit Cookies

Slice-of-Fruit Refrigerator Cookies

Rolled and Sliced CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup shortening1 1/2 cups sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 tablespoons lemon juice1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons orange juice4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon saltYellow, orange, and green paste food coloring1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime rindYellow, orange, and green colored … Continue reading Slice-of-Fruit Refrigerator Cookies

Holiday Fruit Bars

Bars and SquaresChristmas Cookies 2 eggs1 cup sifted powdered sugar1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts1 cup chopped pitted dates3/4 cup chopped candied fruit1 cup sifted powdered sugar2 tablespoons water Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored in a large … Continue reading Holiday Fruit Bars

Candied Fruit Bars

Bars and SquaresChristmas Cookies 2 eggs1 cup firmly packed brown sugar2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2/3 cup chopped pecans1 cup chopped candied fruit1/2 cup seedless raisinsSifted powdered sugar Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored; gradually add brown sugar and vanilla, beating well. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; … Continue reading Candied Fruit Bars

Watermelon Super Salad

Louisiana Watermelon Festival Recipe 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix1 1/4 cups milk 1/2 cup watermelon juice1 cup whipped topping6 cups watermelon balls Mix pudding with milk and juice. Fold in whipped topping. Layer watermelon and pudding mixture. Garnish with watermelon balls and mint.

Summer Salad

Louisiana Watermelon Festival Recipe 1/2 cup mandarin orange slices1/2 cup watermelon cubes1/2 cup cantaloupe cubes1/2 cup white grapes1/2 cup pineapple chunks1/2 cup frozen orange juice Combine fruits and toss with orange juice. Chill and serve.

Microwave Baked Apples

Robbie M. Alford, Central Office 4 apples, pared and quartered1/2 cup margarine, meltedCinnamonNutmeg Prepare apples and place in glass dish. Pour melted margarine over the top. (I use Butter Buds® for fewer calories.) Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook on MEDIUM power until apples are tender, about 7 minutes.