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Boston Rocks Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Theresa 
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 1:58 PM
Subject: Cookie


Thank you for the batchelor button cookie recipe. Now I am also looking for 
another one called boston rocks my aunt use to make.

Thank You

Hi Theresa,

Sorry, no success with this recipe.


Sears Butter Batter Fruitcake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald " 
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 1:19 PM
Subject: Butter Batter Fruitcake sold by Sears in the 1960s
> I looking for any information as to where I can get the recipe for the
> Sears fruitcake.
> Thanks

Hello Donald,

Sorry, no luck with this recipe. There are quite a few requests for it on Internet message boards, and no one has had any success.


UPDATE: See: Sears Butter Batter Fruitcake

Sticky Pie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: John 
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 2:48 PM
Subject: Need sticky pie recipe


I am looking for a recipe that we always called sticky pie. My Grandma used to make 
it at Christmas time and a few years it was what I would request for my gift from 
her a pie for myself.
I had the recipe for a while but have since lost it.
I think it was mostly sugar white and brown and some molasses for the filling. 
The filling was only about a half inch thick and it was made in a regular pie crust. 
I always describe it as a type of homemade caramel pie.
Thanks John

Hello John,

I can't find but two "sticky pie" recipes, and they are below. Your description sounds possibly like a "shoo-fly pie". See the third recipe.


Stickie Pie 

1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix 
1 stick melted butter 
1 egg 
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese 
2 eggs 
1 box 10x sugar 

Combine cake mix, butter and 1 egg. Press into 9 x 
13-inch greased pan. Mix together cream cheese, 2 eggs and 10x 
sugar. Pour over cake mix layer. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. 
Cool and cut into squares. 
Sticky  Pie

1 stick butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Roll pastry dough until thin.  Melt butter.  Add sugar and cinnamon. 
Spread the mixture over pastry, roll-up, cut in little rolls, place in 
pastry crust, bake at 350 degrees until brown.
Moist  Shoo-Fly  Pie

1 c. flour
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 tbsp. shortening
1 c. molasses
3/4 c. boiling water
1 tsp. soda
1 egg

Combine soda and boiling water.  Combine molasses, egg and soda water.  
Pour into a 9 inch pie crust.  Mix flour, brown sugar and shortening.  
Sprinkle on top and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat 
to 350 degrees and bake 30 more minutes or until done. 

Cranberry Vermouth Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Lori 
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 10:14 AM
Subject: Cranberry Vermouth Cookies


I am searching for a Cranberry Cookie recipe my mother used to make. 
It involved cooking fresh cranberries on the stove before adding them 
to the dough.  The "secret" ingredient is vermouth!  The cookies were 
rolled into balls and dipped in sugar before baking.

Would be eternally grateful for anything you find!


Hi Lori,

Sorry, I could not find a cranberry cookies recipe with vermouth.


Hi, I was looking far and long on the internet for this recipe.  My mom had given it to me years ago, and I had lost it.  
I noticed that someone else had been searching for the recipe, so when I found it, I thought I would submitt it to you. 
These are some of the best Christmas cookies ever, and it's a pity they cannot be found anywhere!
Vermouth Cranberry Cookies
1/2 C soft shortening
1/2 C soft butter
1 1/2 C sugar
3 C  flour
2 eggs unbeaten
1 tsp double acting baking powder
1 tsp cream of tarter
1 1/2 C walnuts, finely chopped
1 C cranberries, halved
1/4 C Vermouth, dry
Preheat oven to 400
Cream together shortening, butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs one at a time.
In seperate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and tarter
Add chopped nuts and berries and stir together until well coated with flour
Stir in creamed ingrediants, alternating with vermouth
Cover and leave in fridge at least 8 hrs.
Form into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar, and place on greased cookie sheet  2 in apart 
Bake 10 min
Thanks!  Melissa 

Oh my gosh Oh my gosh Oh my gosh!!!!  
I cannot BELIEVE someone had this and took the time to send it to you!  This is absolutely the recipe!!  
I know it had the chopped nuts and used shortening as well as butter.  I am going to make a batch of these tonight and surprise my mother.

You've made my Christmas!!


Tim Tams

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Chy 
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 11:11 AM
Subject: Tim Tam Recipe

Hi Dr

I've searched the net and your site for my favorite Aussie biscuit recipe, 
Tim Tams to no avail. Can you help?


Hello Chy,

Sorry, no luck. This biscuit is a commercial product, and Arnott's Biscuits certainly isn't going to share a recipe for them.
Neither does there appear to be a copycat recipe anywhere for making a home version.


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