This recipe has been in my family for soooooo many years and is the very favorite of my will love this!!!
                          Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Grease and flour an angel food tin.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake 45 min. to 1 hour.
In large bowl sift together 1 1/2 Cups sugar
                                        4 Cups flour
                                         2 tsp. baking soda
                                         2 tsp. baking powder
Pour on top.....1Cup butter or marg. melted and cooled
                        4 eggs beaten
                         2 tsp. vanilla
                         2 Cups sour cream
Mix well by hand and wooden spoon, batter will be thick and somewhat lumpyish.....pour 1/2 batter into prepared pan, sprinkle with 1/2 of sugar mix, ( 1/4 sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon), and add chopped walnuts if you like.  Pour in remainder of dough and sprinkle with rest of sugar mix.  Bake, cool in pan, invert onto platter....enjoy!!!

Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

Cream together: 1 Cup soft butter or margarine

1Cup granulated sugar

Add: 1 Cup canned pumpkin ( NOT PIE FILLING)

1 egg

1 tspoon vanilla extract

Sift together and add to above mixture:

2 Cups flour

1 tspoon baking powder

1 tspoon ground cinnamon

½ tspoon ground nutmeg

½ tspoon baking soda

½ tspoon salt

¼ tspoon allspice

Mix well then add: 1Cup raisons

1Cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Drop by teaspoon fulls on cookie sheet…..bake 12 to 15 minutes

Frost while warm with: 2 Tblspoons water

1 Cup confectionery sugar

1-3oz. Pkg of cream cheese

Pecan Fingers

Now these are my very favorites, and I donít share very well!!!!

In a bowl, work 1 Cup softened butter until creamy, add ¼ Cup confectionery sugar and blend well.

Add: 1 tspoon vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon water

Beat well, then add: 2 Cups sifted flour

¼ tspoon salt

Stir in 2 Cups finely ground pecans……I Do all of this by hand, and slowly…..

Chill for 1 hour.

Heat oven to 250 degrees.

Lightly grease cookie sheets.

Form teaspoonfuls of dough into cylinders, about ½ inches wide by about 1 ½ to 2 inches long.

Bake for 1 hour.

Roll each cookie in confectionery sugar while still warm and once again when cooled. Makes about 6 dozen cookies depending on size of cylinders.

Do not form cookies with floured hands, this adds to the dough and will not come out right.

Almond Crescents

2/3 Cup of blanched sliced almonds……grind almonds very fine.

Combine : almonds

1/3 Cup granulated sugar

1 Cup unsalted butter……till light and fluffy

Add: 1 2/3 Cups flour

¼ tspoon salt

Scrape dough onto plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Divide dough into 8 portions……knead each portion with lightly floured hands……break into ¾Ē balls and shape each into a crescent.

Bake 14 to 16 minutes till set at 325 degrees.

Mix together : ½ Cup superfine sugar and

½ tspoon ground cinnamon

Roll cookies in mixture…… die for……

Almond Cookies

This recipe came from Redbook magazine way back in 1970 !!!! It was my momís favorite cookie that I made, and always made them for her at Christmas time. Hope you like!!!

In a bowl, work ¾ Cup soft butter until creamy, add 6 Tablespoons of granulated sugar and beat until fluffy.

Add : 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ Cup finely ground blanched almonds

Blend in 1 ¾ Cups flour

4 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Form rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into small balls. Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with the fingers, and place one blanched whole almond on top of each cookie.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes until lightly browned… on rack…..makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Italian Chocolate Meatball Cookies

This is my momís recipe and my kidís favorite cookie.

Mix together: 1 Cup granulated sugar

1 tspoon baking powder

1 tspoon baking soda

3 ½ Cups flour

½ Cup powdered cocoa

1 tspoon cinnamon

½ tspoon ground cloves

Add: 1 egg

1Cup milk

½ Cup vegetable oil

Mix well, then add ½ Cup chopped walnuts

½ Cup chocolate chips

Form dough into small round balls, like you would a meatball.

Place on ungreased cookie sheets, bake at 350 degrees about 15 minutes.

While warm glaze with confectionery sugar mixed with water.

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