Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday's Munchies

Many of us are wonderful cooks and generous about sharing our recipes. Mondays are for "make it happen" people. What could be a better way to encourage each other and create than to share what is going on in our kitchens.

Yum, yum!

Barbara Maimbourg brought this tasty item to the Collage Class that I teach at a local junior college. We have a group of kind souls who volunteer to sometimes bring snacks for our break time. Kevin Rush started this tradition and I have always appreciated it so much. The goodies are of course excellent, and the gathering together adds a fine sense of comaraderie to our group.

This recipe of Barbara's was absolutely delicious and we appreciate her for sharing it with all of us.

So, Foodies, enjoy what is on the menu for Monday's Munchies this week!

Turn oven to 350°.
¾ cup shortening (use half butter or margarine)
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 ½ cups flour
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 tbsp. flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
½ cup flaked coconut

Mix shortening and powdered sugar. Stir in 1 ½ cups flour. Press and flatten evenly in
ungreased 13” X 9” X 2” pan. Bake 12 – 15 min. Combine remaining ingredients. Mix
well. Spread over baked layer. Bake 20 min. While warm spread with the following
Orange-Lemon Icing, and cut into bars.

Orange-Lemon Icing
Mix 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, 2 tbsp. melted butter, 3 tbsp. orange juice, 1 tsp. lemon juice.

Geoffrey Neighor, in Northern Exposure, said, "Good food ends with good talk." So true, so true.

Our thanks to Barbara Maimbourg for her contribution to today's menu!

1 comment:

Sage said...

Sounds really good! One little problem now....I'm cookied out!