3 ¾ cup sugar
1 2/3 cup margarine
1 2/3 cup shortening
5 TBSP baking powder
2 ½ tsp salt
5 TBSP vanilla
8 ¾ cup flour
Mix sugar, butter, shortening, and eggs.
Add baking powder, salt, vanilla, and flour.
Bake at 350 degrees.
Immediately press your thumb into the middles.
Prepare the filling.
4 ½ cups powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3 TBSP vanilla
6 TBSP flour
Fill the holes in the cookies with cream cheese mixture. Prepare the topping.
½ cup butter
2 cups chocolate chips
Melt together and stir until smooth.
Place the topping into a small plastic sandwich bag.
Cut off a small corner of the bag.
Squeeze the topping to drizzle chocolate over the cookies.
Here in America, the Amish and Mennonites settled on lands they could finally own themselves.Here they could raise their families and their crops and finally find some peace from the oppression that they and their ancestors had suffered under.Here they could finally find the peace that they had so desperately sought to worship in ways that they felt God [...]
3 lb ground beef½ cup cracker crumbs1 medium onion, chopped2 ½ tsp salt¼ cup milkdash of pepperMix all of the ingredients together. Form into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. In a large cooking pot, cook 8-10 potatoes cubed, 1 qt peas, and 1 lb carrots sliced for a short time. Place the vegetables and [...]
Hello Insiders,I was looking at my list of words to share with you today. I was undecided which animal to use, so they all are going at the same time. There isn't going to be any sentences for each animal, just a list. An interesting thing that I did in making this list was to [...]
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Hello Insiders, It’s that time again,Your turn to learn a few more words in Pennsylvania Deutsch. Today I have the name for most people's favorite vegetable or one of them. Also I thought it would be fun do give you a few descriptive words to learn as well. Gale reeva - CarrotsGale - Rree-vahGrik som [...]
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1 gallon milk2 TBSP plain gelatin½ cup cold water4 TBSP plain yogurt1 ½ cup white sugarHeat milk to 190 degrees. While heating the milk, dissolve the gelatin in the cold water. Add this to the hot milk then cool the milk to 140 degrees. Add yogurt and sugar. Beat well. Cover and put into the oven with the pilot light on overnight or set [...]
1 cup butter1 cup powdered sugar1 cup white sugar2 eggs2 tsp vanilla¾ cup cooking oil1 tsp salt1 tsp baking soda5 cups flour1 tsp cream of tarterMix and roll into balls. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees on an un-greased cookie sheet. Usually baking time is 6-8 minutes. Do not over bake. If you bake for 7-8 minutes I find the edges [...]