August 12, 2010
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Chocolate Nutbutter Cookies
1-1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
oven to 400 degrees. In large bowl combine sugar, shortening and peanut
butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs, blend well.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl,
combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to sugar mixture,
alternately with milk. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased
cookie sheets. Flatten in criss-cross pattern with fork dipped in
flour. Bake at 400 for 6-10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown.
Remove from cookie sheets. Four dozen cookies.
Texas-Sized Almond Crunch Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, powdered sugar, margarine and oil;
beat until well blended. Add almond extract and eggs; mix well. Lightly
spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Gradually add all purpose
flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar at low
speed until well blended. With spoon, stir in almonds and brickle
chips. If necessary, cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for about 30
minutes for easier handling. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into
1-3/4 inch balls, roll in sugar. Place 5 inches apart on ungreased
cookie sheets. With fork dipped in sugar, flatten in criss-cross
pattern. Bake at 350 for 12-18 minutes or until edges are light golden
brown. Cool 1 minute, remove from cookie sheets. Four dozen cookies.
Lemon Go-Lightly Cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups instant potato flakes
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except 1/4 cup sugar; blend well. (Mixture will be crumbly.) Firmly press dough into 1-inch balls; roll in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute, remove from cookie sheets. Six dozen cookies.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - August 3, 2000
Another bad year for county crops
A continuing drought and insect infestations could mean another disastrous year for Marshall County crops. A general countywide rain is critical for crops, according to County Agent Ronnie Jones, so they can set their fruit pods.
Ida Wells Family Art Gallery now open daily
The Idea B. Wells-Barnett Family Art Gallery celebrated their grand opening with a gala celebration and formal reception July 15. In town to enjoy the festivities from Chicago, Ill., was Alfreda Duster Ferrell, granddaughter of Ida B. Wells-Barnett. She was elated to be at the grand opening of a museum honoring her grandmother. The Ida B. Wells Art Gallery began in 1996 in a storefront office on South Center Street.
25 Years Ago - August 5, 1985
Coke executive explains switch to new formula and back again
John Kelly, regional manager of Coca Cola USA, was guest speaker at the Rotary Club last Wednesday. He admitted that Coca Cola brass had misjudged the loyalty of Coke drinkers and said it was one of the few instances where a major corporation has yielded to public opinion when it changed its strategy and re-offered original formula Coke.
Women face three times more stress than men
Stress can affect men and women in entirely different ways. For similar jobs, women face at least three times more stress. They are: sexism or basic male resentment of women on the job; family and job responsibilities and marital fidelity. A woman’s absence from the home is seen as more of the threat to the marriage, than a man’s absence.
50 Years Ago - August 11, 1960
Mrs. Leonard Wright has Coke party
The recreation room in the home of Mrs. Leonard Wright was the setting for a Coke party last Friday afternoon. The guests enjoyed refreshments of finger sandwiches, cookies and Coke. Those attending were Mrs. W.T. Lowry, Mrs. Frank Moore, Mrs. D.R. Moore Jr., Mrs. Deaton McAuley, Mrs. Ray Williams, Mrs. W.D. Fitts Jr., Mrs. Harry Lee Davis of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Briggs H. Jones of Fort Knox, Ky.
Col. John E. Olson assigned to Army Intelligence
Army Col. John Olson, son of Mrs. Clara G. Olson of Holly Springs, has been assigned to the Intelligence Section of Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific, in Hawaii. The 42-year-old officer is a 1934 graduate of Holly Springs High School and a 1939 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
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