Date Cookies Recipes Raisin Filled Cookie Recipes

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Date Cookies Recipes Raisin Filled Cookie Recipes

Date or Raisin Filled Cookies

   Ingredients required
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1/2 cup sweet milk
3 cups flour plus 2 tablespoons
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
one teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped raisins or dates
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon flour

Preheat oven 375 degrees

Instructions Recipe for Date or Raisin Filled Cookies

   Cream sugar and shortening until fluffy. And egg, milk and dry ingredients, which have been sifted together. Beat well. Roll very thin. Place cookie on cookie sheet and filling on each, then place another cookie on top. Pressed together with a fork. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees. Filling: Mix ingredients and cook until thickened. Cool.

Dates Walnuts Cookies

   Ingredients required
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 unbeaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup melted shortening
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Dates Walnuts Cookies Recipe

   Mix flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Add nuts and dates to flour mixture. Then add eggs, shortening, and vanilla. Pour in well-greased 10 by 15 inch pan. Bake 25 minutes. Makes 20 squares.

Old Fashioned Raisin Bars Recipe

   Ingredients required
1 cup raisins
1 cup water
1/2 cup salad oil or fat
1 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cup nuts, optional
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground

Preheat oven 375 degrees

Instructions for Old Fashioned Raisin Bars Recipe

   Combine raisins and water. Bring to Boil. Remove from heat. Stir in salad oil and let cool until lukewarm. Beet sugar and egg. Add dry ingredients, sifted together, alternately with water from raisin mixture. Beat well. And raisins and nuts, if used. Pour into greased 13 by 9 by 2 inch pan and bake 20 minutes or until done. (should be dark and away from the edge of the pan). When cool, cut into our bars and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Don't cover at once or sugar with melt. Serves 30 bars.

List of Cookie Recipes

Applesauce Cookies
Brownie and Chocolate Cookie
Dates, Raisin Cookies
Fortune Cookie
Ginger Cookie
Lemonade Cookie
Molasses Cookies
Oatmeal Cookie
Peanut Butter Cookie
Pineapple Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip
Sugar Cookie
Sugarless Cookies

Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup