Category Archives: desserts

Buttermilk Spice Doughnuts

Title: Buttermilk Spice Doughnuts
Yield: 1 Servings

1 c  Sugar
2    Eggs; well beaten
1/4 c  Soft shortening
4 c  Flour
2 ts Baking powder
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1 c  Buttermilk

Gradually add sugar to eggs, beating well after
each addition. Beat in shortening. Sift together
dry ingredients. Add to sugar mixture alternately
with buttermilk, mixing well after each addition.
Chill dough. Turn dough onto floured pastry cloth
or board. Knead 3-4 times to form a ball. Cut in
half. Roll each half about 1/3″ thick and cut with
a sharp cutter. Fry in hot fat.





Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Here’s another keeper recipe that I tried for the first time last holiday.  They were gone the first evening, and I had to make more.  I like to use the yellow raisins when I make these.

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Title: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Categories: Christmas, cookies, desserts
Yield: 1 batch

3/4 c  shortening
1 1/3 c  brown sugar
1/2 ts salt
1/4 ts nutmeg
1 ts vanilla
1 ts cinnamon
3/4 ts baking soda
2    eggs
1 c  raisins
2 c  oatmeal
1 1/3 c  flour

Mix together shortening and brown sugar until creamed. Add salt, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, and baking soda; mix well, then mix in eggs. Add raisins, oatmeal, and flour.  Mix well, and drop teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet.   Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. (12 minutes is fine in my oven, longer makes them too crunchy.

I’m thinking that these would be good with a cup of chocolate chips instead of raisins.  Or with cranberries.  Or some nutmeats with chocolate chips.  mmm