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Mom's Cookie Recipes
Margaret's Brownies from Seattle, Washington recipe box
- circa 1950 something
Added to site 1-21-2008
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 egg - not beaten
2 oz (squares) melted chocolate
3/4 teas. vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped nuts
wax paper in pan
The lady included no other instructions, but I am sure you
know what to do.

Brownie Delight from Seattle, Washington recipe box
Added to site 1-21-2008
Prepare cake-like brownies as directed on brownie mix -
except omit nuts.
2 egg whites - beat until fluffy
1 cup brown sugar - add a little at a time
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
Bake at 350 - 40 to 45 minutes.
Read, "The Story of the
Missing Cookie Jar" by
PenVampyre.  A delightful little
Christmas story with
mouthwatering  recipes for the
most wonderful time of the

Read "
Santa and the Magic
Key", plus recipes for your
holidays.  A story by Robin

Easter eggs, bunnies and other
Read "
Easter and Where NOT
to Hide Eggs"  Memories of
Easters past and a few vintage

Logan's Halloween Story
-The original story won first
place in sixth-eighth grade
division of Southeastern Middle
School, 2005 by Logan Lyon.   
Alas, no recipes...

Food and Genealogy. A story
By Robin L. Wallace.  Our lives,
our families, our very history's
are defined by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other
(With Apologies to Jean
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.
Memories of my father and
his version of Lil Abner's  

Memorial Day Recipes - "For
me, Memorial Day was the day
when we went out where
relatives were buried in the tiny,
local cemeteries and thoroughly
cleaned up each gravesite,
carrying away branches that
may have fallen in the

Grandma Irwin's Story of
Courage and Swit Tater Biskits

Homemade Remedies Recipes
- Recipes our grandparents
used from a poultice, mustard
plasters, gargles and paste.

Thanksgiving Day Recipes
and story from the past.

College Foods and Other
Chewy Brownies
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
4 squares chocolate or 1 cup cocoa
1 cup flour
2 tsp. vanilla
12 T. shortening (This is what the lady typed on her recipe card, I
have no idea if this is right!)
1 cups nuts
Beat eggs and sugar.  Melt shortening and chocolate together.  
Add vanilla, nuts and flour.  Bake in a moderate oven for 30
minutes.  Cut in squares while warm.  Use a 9x12 pan is best.
Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies from Mrs. Avanell Harbert
recipe box.

1 cup of sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/8 teaspoon of soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of chopped nuts, black walnuts
1/3 cup of butter
1 cup of brown sugar, packed
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 package of chocolate chips

Melt butter in pan and remove from heat.  Add one cup of firmly
packed brown sugar, mix well.  Cool slightly.  Then add, slightly
beaten egg and one teaspoon of vanilla, blend.  Add flour mixture,
small amount at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Spread in
greased pan.  Sprinkle 1/2 package of chocolate chips over top.  
Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.  Do no overbake.  
Cool in pan.
Caramel Brownies

1/2 cup shortening or butter
1 cup brown sugar - packed
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour - do not sift
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chipped nuts
Cream shortening, add sugar, mix we.., add eggs one at a time.  
Beat well, add flour, salt, nuts and flavoring.  Bake 25 minutes at
350.  Cut in squares when warm.

This recipe was written in extremely shaky handwriting.  I imagine
it belonged to an elderly lady.  Perhaps this was the last recipe she
ever added to her recipe box.
Vintage brownie recipes.
Vintage photo was found in
Logan, Ohio at a antique
shop. I go there often in
search of vintage recipes,
photos or other cooking

I remember my mom taking
me to dance classes.  I had
so much talent, I think I
lasted two weeks.  Ballet
was not for me!  Then
again, neither was tap, nor
any other form of dance.  I
have no moves
whatsoever!  lol
Grandpa Cydrus - Very early 50's
Visit more of our pre-1970's vintage
cookie recipies.  If you love cookies
you might want to check out our old
oatmeal cookie recipes, our
smooth and creamy or chunky peanut
butter cookies, Ice Box Cookies,
Raisin Cookies and don't forget our
section on
PinWheel Cookies.

We have taken the liberty of adding
chewy and delicious brownie recipes to
the cookie section.

We hope you will love all our
recipes. We have so many cookie
recipes that we need a
second cookie
page for our retro recipes.