Cinnamon Pudding

1 C. sugar
2 T. soft butter
2 T. baking powder (that’s a lot but correct)
2 C. flour
1 t. (rounded) cinnamon
1 C. milk
1/2 C. chopped nuts

Sirup Ingredients: (recipe is written this way vs. syrup)

2 C. brown sugar
2 T. butter
1 1/2 C. water

1. Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Make a well and add butter and milk. Mix well. Pour into a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle nuts over batter. Bring sirup ingredients to a boil and pour over batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

The sirup goes to the bottom. Cut squares while warm and serve upside down.

Great with whipped cream or ice cream.

White Cake

2 1/2 C. sifted cake flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 C. shortening
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. almond extract
1/2 C. (about 4) egg whites

Start with all ingredients at room temperature. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Cream shortening with sugar and flavorings until creamy. Add sifted dry ingredients and milk alternately in small amounts, beating well after each addition. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks are formed; fold into batter. Turn into 2 greased round pans (8 or 9 in). Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes. Cool 15 minutes, then remove to racks. Frost when cool

I used parchment paper in the bottom of the pan and greased and floured it. I baked in 2, 9″ pans at 30 minutes and that was perfect timing for my oven.

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake (1965)

1 C. butter
1 t. vanilla
1 3/4 C. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 C. cocoa
3 C. sifted cake flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 C. buttermilk

Start with all ingredients at room temperature. Cream butter, vanilla and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition; beat until light and fluffy. Sift cocoa, flour, soda and salt together. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, blending well. Turn into 2 deep 9 in. cake round layer pans or 3 shallow pans. Bake at 350 degrees. Deep pans 30-35 minutes or shallow pans 25-30 minutes. Let stand 15 min and then remove. When cool, frost.

I lined the pans with parchment paper and oil and floured them.

Recipe from The Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago

Mound Bars

This recipe is almost the same another one on this site but I decided to post both and let you choose which one sounds best to you.

20 graham crackers crushed (2 C.)
1/2 C. melted butter
1/2 C. sugar

Pat in 9×13 pan and bake 10 min. at 350 degrees.

1 pkg. Angel flake coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Spread on coconut and milk mixture and bake 15 min.

Melt and mix 1 (12oz) pkg. chocolate chips and 1 T. peanut butter. Frost while hot.

From the kitchen of Ruth (Maple Grove Country Club)

Mound Bar Cookies (Bars)

2 C. crushed graham crackers
1/4 C. sugar
1/2 C. melted butter

Mix and pat into a 9×9 pan. Bake 10 min. in 350 degree oven

1 C. Sweetened Condensed Milk (Borden’s)
7 oz. coconut

Mix together milk and coconut. Spread over graham crust and bake 12-15 min.

Sprinkle 1 1/2 C. chocolate chips over the top right after it comes out of the oven. Spread once chocolate chips melt. Allow to cool before cutting into bars

Recipe from the kitchen of Ella Meyer

Yule Logs

These are the most traditional cookie in our house. There has never been a Christmas in my lifetime where these have been missing. They are my personal favorite. I’ve included slightly different recipes for a pecan version and a walnut version. They’re very close in flavor so you can try both and pick your favorite. The walnut version is my grandmother’s recipe and it’s the one I grew up with but during a time when I didn’t have access to this recipe, I found the pecan version and so I am including it because it is also very good. (and fast and easy!)

Pecan Yule Logs

1 C. butter
4 T. powdered sugar (plus extra for rolling in)
1 t. vanilla
2 C. flour
1 C. pecans, chopped

Mix all ingredients together. Form into logs, balls or crescents. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Just before cool, roll in additional powdered sugar. Can be placed close together on the cookie sheet since they don’t spread.

From the kitchen of: Laurie Neader

Walnut Yule Logs

1 C. butter
1 C. sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 t. vanilla
1 egg
2 C. sifted flour
1 C. chopped walnuts
1 1/2 C. rolled oats (Quick or Old-Fashioned are fine)

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until fluffy. Add flour; mix thoroughly. Stir in nutmeats and oats. Dough will be stiff. Shape into logs and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 20 minutes. Cool. Frost with a confectioner’s sugar frosting or roll in powdered sugar.

From the kitchen of: Ella Meyer