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A collection of sweet recipes by cancer sur vivors, patients and other caring friends. Waiting for a Cure Foundation 2008 Cookbook - “Sweet Success”

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Carrot Cake Roselle Emfinger
1 1/2 c. oil 4 eggs 2 c. sugar 2 c. flour 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. baking soda 1 c. nuts, copped 3 c. carrots, grated 1 stick butter, softened 1 (8-oz.) cartoon cream cheese, softened 1 box powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs; add oil. Add sugar gradually. Mix dry ingredients and chopped nuts. Add to eg mixture. Stir in carrots. Mixture will be thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done. Make icing: Mix butter. cream cheese and vanilla. Add powdered sugar gradually, keeping beater on moderate speed. Cake must be cool before iced or the icing will melt.


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Caramel Cake Sylvia Martin Kim McMichael
1 box Duncan Hines butter recipe cake mix 2 1/2 c. sugar 1 stick margarine 1/2 pt. whipping cream 2 tsp. vanilla Cake: Mix cake according to package directions. You may use a sheet pan or 2 layer pans. Bake at 350 degees instead of 375 degrees as directed. Frostin: This is a 2 step process, done simultaneously: 1. In a small skillet, caramelize 1/2 c. sugar until a golden brown. Watch carefully, this will burn. Stir to help dissolve sugar and to promote browning. 2. In a large

heavy pan (I use the pressure cooker pan), melt the margarine, whipping cream and 2 c. sugar. When this is bubbling, add the caramelized sugar from step 1. Using a candy thermometer, cook to the soft ball stage. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Pour in mixing bowl and beat until spreading consistency. If it gets too stiff, add a teaspoon of milk. Add 2 tsp. vanilla and spread on cake. Makes 15 servings. May freeze.

1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cream of tartar 1/4 tsp. salt Cream together butter and owdered sugar. Add egg and vanilla, mix well. Sift together flour, baking soda, crem of tartar and salt and blend into the butter mixture. Roll out onto a wellfloured pastry board. Use cookie cutters of your choice. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Good to check on them periodcially for browness.

Christmas Cookie Dough Helen Hecklinger
1 c. butter 1/2 c. powdered sugar 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 c. flour

Stained Glass Cookies Syliva Martin
1 c. butter or margarine, softened 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar 1 egg

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1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 sp. almond extract 2 1/2 c. flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cream of tartar 5 food colors Mix thoroughly butter, powdered sugar, egg and flavorings. Blend in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Divide dough in half; color portions of one half with food colors. Cover dough; chill 2-3 hours; heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll plain half of dough 1/8 inch thiick on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut with three, star, ball or other decorative cookie cutters. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Roll colored doughs; cut out different shapes to fit on top of each plain cookie shape. Bake 7-8 minutes or until golden brown on edges. Makes 2 dozen.

1 c. chopped pecans 1 10-oz. pkg. colored miniature marshmallows 1 c. coconut Combine margarine and chocolate chips in sauce pan. Cook over low heat until melted. Cool slightly. Stir in nuts and marshmallows. Shape into a log; place on waxed paper. Sprinkle with coconut, coating well. Freeze until firm. Cut into slices. Makes 24 servings.

and let pecans remain in oven for another 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Store in airtight container.

Foolproof Chocolate Fudge Jan Guest
18 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk dash salt 1/2 c. nuts, copped 1 1/2 tsp vanilla Melt milk and chips in heavy saucepan or microwave oven until smooth. Add salt, nuts and vanilla. Turn into an 8 inch pan and cool. Slice when cooled.

Sugar Baked Pecans Sylvia Martin Kim McMichael
1 egg white, stiffly beaten 3/4 c. brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 c. pecan halves Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Beat egg white until stiff, add sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add pecans and stir, coating well. Drop pecans one at a time on greased cookie sheet making sure they do not touch each other. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, then turn oven off

Great Gingerbread Cookies The Woods Family
1/2 c. butter or margarine 1/2 c. brown sugar 1 egg 3 1/2 c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. ginger 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 1/2 c. buttermilk Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg, mixing thoroughly. Add flour baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt; mix well. Add buttermilk and mix. Shape dough into a ball, cover and chill for 2 ours. Place dough on lightly floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 3 dozen.

Church Windows Emma Pritchard
1/2 c. margarine 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

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