365体育投注My cookbook collection includes a variety that came from family and friends. Lined up in a row, each one tells a story.

365体育投注My great-aunt Millie Wendt gave my mom a copy of the Sunberg Free Lutheran Sunday School cookbook, and my mom passed it down to me. Sunberg has a population of 100 and is located in Kandiyohi County in Minnesota.

The first two recipes below are from my great-aunt Florence Spaanem, while the rest are from other members of the small, country church. These recipes were probably served in the fellowship hall after worship services, along with some good Norwegian coffee.



Grandma's Butter Cookies

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter

3 eggs, well beaten

365体育投注1 cup sour cream

5 cups flour

365体育投注Pinch of salt

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. vanilla

Mix butter and sugar together. Add eggs. Add baking soda to the sour cream and stir well. Sift salt with flour. Add to bowl and mix well. Add vanilla and mix well. Roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut out cookies and bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.



Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup shortening

2 beaten eggs

1 cup raisins (boiled for 10 minutes)

365体育投注5 tablespoons of water left after boiling raisins

1 teaspoon baking soda (add to raisin water)

2 cups oatmeal

365体育投注2 cups flour (or a little more)

Pinch of salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. vanilla

365体育投注Mix in the order given and drop by a teaspoon on cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.



Big Ginger Cookies

365体育投注2-1/2 cups flour

365体育投注2-1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 Tbsp. ginger

365体育投注1/2 tsp. allspice

1/2 tsp. white pepper

365体育投注1 cup, plus 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

365体育投注1/2 cup packed brown sugar

365体育投注6 Tbsp. molasses

1 large egg

1/2 cup sanding sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Whisk first five ingredients together and set aside. With an electric mixer, combine butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Add dry ingredients and beat until just combined. Form dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Using an ice cream scoop, shape dough into 2-inch balls. Pour sanding sugar into a bowl and roll each ball in sugar, coating well. Place cookies on baking sheets 4 inches apart. Flatten into a 3-inch disk. Bake 12-15 minutes until brown. Cool on a wire rack.



Prayer Bars

365体育投注1/4 cup butter or margarine

365体育投注4 Tbsp. cocoa

365体育投注1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 egg

Stir well and add:

2 cups Graham cracker crumbs

1 cup coconut

365体育投注1/2 cup chopped walnuts

365体育投注Press into a 9-by-13-inch pan and chill.

365体育投注Second layer:

365体育投注1/2 cup butter, melted

3 Tbsp. cream

2 heaping tsp. vanilla pudding (not instant) mix

Add:

365体育投注2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

365体育投注Blend well and spread over the chilled crust. Frost with five melted Hershey bars. Chill. Bring to room temperature before cutting into squares. Store in the refrigerator.



German Sour Cream Cake

1 cup butter

1 1/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup sour cream

365体育投注1 tsp. vanilla

365体育投注2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

365体育投注2 Tbsp. sugar

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Cream sugar and butter. Add the next six ingredients and mix well. Grease and flour a bundt pan. Pour half of the dough in the pan. Mix cinnamon, sugar and walnuts and sprinkle half of the mixture over dough in the pan. Pour remaining dough in the pan and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back when touched on top.











Readers are invited to submit four to five of their favorite recipes to enjoy, along with a note about what makes them special. Send recipes to lskarpness@deanshutt.com and they may appear in a future issue.