From: Loretta Walsh

1 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Salt
2 ½ - 3 Cups Flour
If desired chopped nuts
Cream shortening and add sugar, eggs, baking powder, salt and flour.  Add any flavoring or nuts if you like.  If dry add a little vanilla.
Cook: 12 min on 425 degrees

By: Angie Fratianni

2 cups sugar            4 tbsp cocoa
2 cups flour, sifted        ½ cup buttermilk
2 sticks oleo            1 tsb vanilla
2 eggs                1 tsb baking soda
1 cup Coca-Cola            1 ½ cup small marshmallows

Grease 9 x 14 inch baking pan.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Put flour and sugar in a large bowl.  Melt oleo, cocoa and Coca-Cola and bring to a boil.  Remove from stove and add marshmallows, stirring until dissolved.  Pour this mixture over the flour and sugar mixture Mix together milk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla add to other mixture.  Mix only until completely blended.  Pour into baking pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until cake pulls away from edge of pan.  Do not over bake.  Cool completely.

3 tbsp cocoa            1 tsp. vanilla
6 tbsp Coco-Cola        1 stick oleo
1 cup powdered sugar, shifted    1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Bring Cocoa, oleo, Coca-Cola and vanilla to a boil in a saucepan; remove from burner.  Add
sugar and nuts; cool only slightly.  Pour over cake.  ( Sauce is not thick like frosting and will absorb into cake) Frosting can be put on warm cake.

By: Claudette Gialanella

1 cup sugar                1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter                1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda            ½ cups chopped pecans
2 cups corn flakes
1 ½ cups flour

Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla, add flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. (I use a mix master to this point), add the corn flakes and pecans with your hands till mixed well.
Take a teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball, place on ungreased baking sheet and press with a fork.
Bake 350 degrees for appx. 12 min.  Let cool on baking sheet a couple of minutes and transfer to rack.
Makes Appx. 4 doz.

Claudette said “these cookies are melt in your mouth good”.

By: Al and Kathy Wright

½ cup butter or margarine
1 ½ cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
    (In 1 cup warm water add 1 ½ tsp baking soda – pour over butter & sugar)
4 cups flour
1 lb. of raisins
1 lb. of chopped walnuts – not too small
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
    (add spices raisins & walnuts to flour mixture.  Add flour mixture to wet ingredients)
With teaspoon put on cookie sheet- can be large cookie

Bake 375 degrees for 10 min

This recipe has been handed down from their grandmother, Florence Carhart, born in London in 1883.  She has made these cookies every Christmas until 1985.