Reader Recipes

Bake A Batch For Your Sweetheart 

Submit your favorite recipes to: Reader Recipes; P.O. Box 2340; Glen Allen, VA 23058-2340. Or send your recipe by e-mail to bpotter@odec.com.

We want your recipes! We pay $10 for each recipe published. Categories: Breakfast Items; Best Barbecue; Meat Grilling Recipes (chicken, beef, pork or seafood); Super Salads; Easy Appetizers; Divine Desserts; Turkey Dressings. Send recipes to: Reader Recipes, c/o Cooperative Living, P.O. Box 2340, Glen Allen, VA 23058-2340 or e-mail to bcatlett@odec.com, with Reader Recipes as the subject. 

CHERRY DROP COOKIES

From Josephine Lunceford of Aylett

Ingredients:

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1 pkg. Duncan Hines cherry supreme deluxe cake mix

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1⁄2 cup cooking oil

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2 T water

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2 eggs

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1 cup chopped nuts

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Maraschino cherries (quartered)

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Few drops of red food coloring, if desired

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Blend the first four ingredients and food coloring together. Stir in nuts. Drop by teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Top each cookie with a Maraschino cherry quarter. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. 

MINI-MORSEL SHORTBREAD SQUARES

From Pansy Colley of Orange

Ingredients:

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1 cup (2 sticks) butter

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3⁄4 cup sugar

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1 egg, beaten

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1 t vanilla

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21⁄4 cups all-purpose flour

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2 cups morsels, divided (flavor of your choice)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugar until foamy. Add beaten egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in 1 cup morsels. Press into bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Sprinkle with remaining morsels; let morsels melt until shiny. Cool completely.

LEMON DROPS

From April Foubare of Manassas

Ingredients:

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1⁄2 cup butter, softened

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1⁄2 cup powdered sugar

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3 T fresh lemon juice

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1 t vanilla

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1 3⁄4 cups flour

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1⁄2 cup finely chopped pecans

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2 t fresh lemon zest

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1⁄3 cup powdered sugar (for coating)

Directions: Preheat oven to 325°. Beat together butter and 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar until creamy. Add lemon juice and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour, nuts and zest (dough will be slightly stiff). Wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Pinch off heaping tablespoons of dough. Roll into balls. Place 1-2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 16-18 minutes, or until slightly brown. Remove to wire rack. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar. Makes 31⁄2 dozen.

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

From Connie Wilson of Virgilina

Ingredients:

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1 pkg. Duncan Hines deluxe yellow cake mix

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1 cup Jif crunchy peanut butter

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2 T water

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2 eggs

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1⁄2 cup Crisco oil

Directions: Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork that has been dipped in water. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.

WHOLE-WHEAT SNICKERDOODLES

From Glenna White of Churchville

Ingredients:

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1 cup butter (softened)

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1 1⁄2 cups sugar

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1 egg plus 1 egg white

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1 1⁄2 cups whole-wheat flour

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1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour

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1 t baking soda

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1⁄4 t salt

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Topping: 2 T sugar, 2 t cinnamon

Directions: In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and egg white; beat well. Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and beat well. In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients. Shape dough into walnut-size balls; roll in topping mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will puff up and flatten as they bake. Makes about 5 dozen.

PASTEL PATTIES

Linda Logan of Boydton

Ingredients:

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1⁄3 cup light corn syrup

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1⁄3 cup margarine (softened)

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1 t vanilla or peppermint flavoring

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1⁄2 t salt

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1 box powdered sugar (sifted)

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Food coloring

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Pecan halves

Directions: Beat together  first 4 ingredients. Mix in powdered sugar with your hands. Tint with food coloring. Shape into 11⁄2-inch patties. Place on waxed paper; press a pecan half on top of each. Store covered after patties have set. Makes 3 dozen.

GREAT ON THE GRILL Recipe Contest

If you have a mouth-watering, lip-smacking, come-’n-get-it grill recipe, you could be a cash winner! Cooperative Living is soliciting grilling recipes in the following four categories: Beef, Chicken, Pork, and Seafood.

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A professional culinary writer will critique, select, and prepare the best recipes in each category.

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One $50 prize will be awarded in each category — that’s four winners!

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ALL participants will be entered in a drawing for a free gift basket!

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Winning recipes will be published in the June issue of this magazine, along with a profile of each category winner.

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Submit your recipes January 1 through March 31, 2006.

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Recipes will be accepted online at www.co-opliving.com and via U.S. mail: Cooperative Living magazine, Great on the Grill Recipe Contest, P.O. Box 2340, Glen Allen, VA 23058-2340.

So, go on … send it in! And encourage your culinary comrades to enter, too! You may be one of Cooperative Living’s first great on the grill Grillmasters!

 

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