Melt Away Bars and Brazilian Jubilee Cookies

These recipes are also from the 1969 Pillsbury book- Bake Off Cookie Favorites. These recipes are for holiday type cookies. The bars are the ones with the sugar in the pic and the Brazilian Jubilee Cookies are the ones with the nuts on top.
Yesterday at Wal-Mart I got a 1 lb. package of pecan pieces for $4.00, that is a very good price for my area. My cookie baking day is coming up and I am going to make Snowballs with the pecans. I am also going to make these Melt Away Bars and put some red sugar on them. They seem so easy to make, I love bar cookies none of that messing with dropping the dough and waiting for the cookie sheets to cool a little between batches.
Melt Away Bars
1 egg separated
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
Colored sugar or 1/2 cup chocolate pieces and 1/2 cup peanut butter or butterscotch pieces
In large mixer bowl, combine egg yolk and remaining ingredients except nuts and sugar or chips. Blend well at low speed. Stir in 1/2 cup walnuts; mix thoroughly. Spread in ungreased 15x10-inch jelly roll pan. Beat egg white until frothy; spread over bars. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts and colored sugar. Bake at 350 degree for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly; cut in bars. OR omit sugar and sprinkle chips over bars immediately after baking. Let stand 5 minutes; spread to form marble frosting.
Brazilian Jubilee Cookies
1 1/2 cup flour
1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped Brazil or other nuts
Chocolate candy kisses or semi-sweet chocolate pieces
In large mixer bowl, combine all ingredients except nuts and chocolate. Blend at low speed. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts; mix thoroughly. Chill dough for easier handling. Shape into balls, using a rounded teaspoon for each. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Press a candy kiss or 5 chocolate pieces into center of each hot cookie. When chocolate has softened, spread to frost. Sprinkle with remaining chopped nuts. Makes about 36 cookies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for the melt away bars for a few years. I have the book but lost a few pages, needless to say it has been well used. I made the bars every Christmas and had nothing but positive comments from family and friends. Thankyou for sharing.