Family Recipes

Rasmussen Family Recipes

  1. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grandma Hilda Rasmussen’s recipe passed down to Leona Rasmussen Southwick, to Carol Southwick DeKorte, to Kim DeKorte Samitore)  (can make without choc. chips too)
  • c white sugar
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c butter (I use Crisco – as it puffs up the cookie better)
  • 1 c shredded coconut
  • 2 c Regular Oatmeal (NOT quick)
  • 2 scant cups of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Whip the sugar and butter/Crisco together til light and fluffy then add eggs and whip up some more – Then add in coconut, oatmeal, soda, vanilla, baking powder til well blended.  Then add in the chocolate chips or other chips if desired.  Add in the flour at the last – but don’t mix it up too much or dough will get tough.

When it is the right consistency for cookie dough you can drop them with teaspoons on the baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 10 min. or you can roll them in small balls and roll in white sugar like her book says – ’cause that makes them more like store-bought cookies   (funny)

Enjoy!   … and I’ll be over the help you EAT them!   YUM ….   Carol

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2.  Butterfinger Cookies (Grandma Hilda Rasmussen’s recipe passed down to Leona Rasmussen Southwick, to Carol Southwick DeKorte, to Kim DeKorte Samitore)

  • 7/8 cup shortening (Crisco)
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup nuts (I don’t add them because I don’t like them in baked goods) but you can if you want.  I use Choc. Chips!

Cream shortening and sugar.  Add vanilla.  Add flour gradually and beat up after each addition.  Add water and nutmeats of any kind if you want.  Shape into oblong finger size cookies.  Bake in a moderate 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 min.  When cool, roll each cookie in powdered sugar.  Makes about 3 doz.  (You can also roll them in little ball shaped pieces too.   I think Grandma used the finger shaped ones the most, but my Mom would make the round ones too sometimes.  We usually had these at Christmas & Thanksgiving.  … Carol

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3.Sugar Cookies (Nettie Severson/Hanger)
This recipe was given to me, Charlene Severson, by Marie (Severson) Rasmussen.  Her mother was known for these cookies.  She did her measuring by pinches, scoops, etc. but someone followed her while making these cookies and converted her pinches, etc. into teaspoons, cups, etc.

Sugar Cookies (Nettie Severson/Hanger)

Cream together:

1 1/2 C. white sugar

1 C. shortening

2 eggs

1/2 C. milk

Combine:

4 C. flour

1 1/2 t. soda

1 1/2 t. cream of tartar

1 t. salt

Mix all together — make into balls and press in colored sugar

Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes



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2 Responses to Family Recipes

  1. Carlene Severson says:

    This recipe was given to me by Marie (Severson) Rasmussen. Her mother was known for these cookies. She did her measuring by pinches, scoops, etc. but someone followed her while making these cookies and converted her pinches, etc. into teaspoons, cups, etc.

    Sugar Cookies (Nettie Severson/Hanger)

    Cream together:
    1 1/2 C. white sugar
    1 C. shortening
    2 eggs
    1/2 C. milk

    Combine:
    4 C. flour
    1 1/2 t. soda
    1 1/2 t. cream of tartar
    1 t. salt

    Mix all together — make into balls and press in colored sugar

    Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes

    Thought you might like this for the Rasmussen family Recipes.

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