Dessert: Brownies & Bar Cookies


Rice Krispy Treats

1/4 cup butter or margarine
40 regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups "Rice Krispie Cereal"

Melt Margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
Press mixture evenly into buttered 13x9x2-inch pan. Cut into squares when cool.
Yield: 24 squares. Note: Use fresh marshmallows for best results. Chris always wanted this for his birthday cake.


Half Box/Half Homemade Brownies

These are delicious, easy to make, and great for a crowd.

6 Eggs

3 Cups Sugar

2 1/4 Cups Flour

1 1/2 tsp. Salt

1 TBLS Vanilla

3/4 Cup Cocoa

1 1/3 Cup Oil (Canola or Vegetable)

2 Cups Nuts (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and add 1 pouch Ghirardelli (or whatever brand Costco is carrying) brownie mix PLUS the amount of water it calls for. Usually 1/3 cup. The extra egg and oil were already included in the amounts above. Bake @350 for 30-35 minutes in a slightly greased large cookie sheet. Sides will start to look done but center might still look undercooked. Don't overbake.

Butterscotch Bars or Brownies 

(Lois Erickson)

Melt: 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter in a saucepan
Add: 2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed, and blend well. Cool.
Add: 2 unbeaten eggs, 2 t vanilla. Beat well.
Sift together: 1 3/4 cup flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
Add: 2-3 Ts if making brownies, and beat well.
Add: 1/2 cup nuts, if desired.

Spread batter evenly in greased 8xl2" pan. Bake about 30 minutes at 340. Don't overcook. The cookies have a nice chewier consistency if slightly under-baked. Cut in strips while warm and roll in powdered sugar, if desired.

Lois doubles this recipe and bakes it in a l5" pan and adds more nuts. Can also divide batch and put butterscotch in half of the pan and add 2-3 T cocoa to the rest to make brownies.


Lemon Bars

1 ½ c flour
½ c powdered sugar
¾ c butter, softened
4 eggs
1 ½ c sugar
½ c fresh lemon juice
1 T + 1 t flour
1 T grated lemon peel
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Combine 1 ½ c flour and ½ c powdered sugar in large bowl. Add butter and cut in till mixture resembles coarse meal. Press mixture into bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven.

Beat eggs, 1 ½ c sugar, lemon juice, peel and remaining flour in bowl and blend. Pour over crust and bake until mixture is set, about 20 minutes. Cool. Sift powdered sugar over the top, and cut into bars.

Lemon Squares

1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1c. flour
Mix and pat into a 71/2 x 11 inch pan.
Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. (lower 25 degrees if in Pyrex).
2 eggs, beaten
1c. sugar
2 T. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
juice of two lemons and rind, if desired
Spread on top of the mixture you baked first and bake for 25 minutes at 300 degrees.
2 T. butter
3 T. milk
1+1/2c. powdered sugar
Heat butter and milk and add powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread on top of baked filling. Cool and cut into square or oblong pieces before removing from pan.

Magic Cookie Bars

Janet Gee
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 6 oz. pkg. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 1/3 c. flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350. In a 13 x 9" baking pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle
crumbs over butter; pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Top evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly. Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool, or chill thoroughly, if desired. Cut into bars. The missionaries really like these, and they are so fast!

ScotTISH Shortbread (ELLEN ANSON)

3/4 c butter, softened
1/4 c sugar
2 c flour

Heat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar. Work in flour. If dough is crumbly, add 1-2 T soft butter. Roll 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick on lightly floured board. Cut into shapes. Place 1/2 inch apart on sheet, and bake about 20 minutes. Remove immediately. Can be sprinkled with sugar or dipped into or drizzled with melted chocolate.


Cream: 2/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 grated orange peel
1/2 t vanilla
1 egg

Combine and add:
4 t milk
2 cups flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt

Chill l hour, roll, and cut (may be crumbly). Bake at 350 for 7 to 9 minutes. These are especially good frosted and decorated.


A Welsh R.S. recipe which makes 2l dozen cookies.

7 cups sifted flour 1 pound lard or shortening
5 t baking powder 4 eggs, beaten
1 t salt 2 cups sugar
1 cup milk

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut lard into flour as you would for pastry, until well blended. Stir in sugar. Add eggs and milk and stir thoroughly. If dough is too dry to roll out, add a little more milk. Roll dough on lightly floured board as thin as you like and cut into desired shapes. Sprinkle cookies with sugar and bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until done.

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