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Group offers tried and true recipes

Linda Moser is part of a group of women who bake Christmas cookies for sale at North Butler Presbyterian Church.

“Each baker bakes 10 dozen of their specialty, no duplicates. The day of the sale we go to church around 10 o'clock in the morning, pack 140 dozen and have them ready to go out the door by 11 o'clock,” said Moser. “We have been doing this for years and have many, many repeat customers.”

Moser said, “Many of these recipes have been handed down from generation to generation and are family favorites.”

Cream together:2 cups sugar½ cup Crisco2 eggs1 teaspoon vanillaAdd:1 cup sour milk1 cup boiling waterSift:4 cups flour1 tablespoon baking powder2 teaspoons soda½ teaspoon Salt½ cup dark cocoaAdd flour mixture to creamed mixture.Drop tablespoon full 2 inches apart. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 7 minutes at 425 degrees.Best when made with cake flour.

by Grandma Ethel Covert; baked by Paula MooreCream :½ cup shortening1 cup sugar2 eggs½ cup orange juiceIn a bowl, mix:2½ cups flour1½ teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon saltCream shortening and sugar, adding eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Beat in juice. Gradually add the dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.For icing:2 cups powdered sugar¼ cup orange juice2 tablespoons melted butter

by Christine SpencerCream:1 cup butter¾ cup sugar¾ cup crown sugar1 small box vanilla pudding (instant)1 teaspoon vanilla2 eggsDry ingredients:1 teaspoon baking soda2½ cups flourChocolate chipsAdd dry ingredients to creamed ingredients.Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes

by Grandma Ella Moser baked by Linda Moser6 cups flour1 pound can Crisco1 can evaporated milk1 teaspoon salt1 small cake of yeastSugarMix milk and yeast let stand until dissolved.Mix flour, salt and Crisco together as pie dough. Put milk mixture with flour mixture and form into shape. Take ¼ dough and roll in sugar. Cut into triangle shapes.Fill with fruit filling and fold like diapers.

baked by Donna Moser1½ cups flour1 teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon saltCream:1 cup butter¾ cup brown sugar½ cup sugar,1 teaspoon vanilla1 eggMix into creamed mixture: 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 ½ cups flaked coconut 1 cup chopped dried pineappleMeasure all dry ingredients. Cream butter, sugars, vanilla and egg. Gradually add flour ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Drop dough by tablespoonsBake 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

by Pat Moser½ cup oil4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled2 cups sugar1 teaspoon vanilla4 eggs2 cups flour2 teaspoons baking powder¾ cup powdered sugarIn bowl mix oil, chocolate, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in eggs one at time. Stir in dry ingredients.Drop by teaspoon onto powdered sugar. Roll into balls. Place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.Bake at 350 on greased 9-11 minutes or until no imprint remains. Remove immediately.