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Recipes & WI cookie recipe

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Laura Rose Cookies or Institute Cookies

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup butter and lard (1/2 and 1/2)

1/4 cup boiling water

Salt and vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

2 cups rolled oats

1 7/8 cup bread flour

Dissolve the soda in boiling water and pour over fat and sugar. Add salt and vanilla and mix until creamy consistency. Add rolled oats and flour. Put on cookie sheet by teaspoons and flatten with a fork dipped in cold water. These cookies are made more attractive if pressed large and thin and cooked to a golden brown in an oven of 350 degrees F.

This recipe was given by Ms. Laura Rose Stephen of Ottawa who spent the early years of her life organizing and lecturing to Women’s Institute. It was she who suggested our motto “For Home and Country” and she also designed the WI pin from her own signet ring.

Zucchini Bread

Have you been finding zucchini on your doorstep?  Here's a quick and easy recipe for the lunchbox.

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup seedless raisins
3 eggs
1 cup cooking oil

In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, soda, zucchini, nuts and raisins. In another bowl beat eggs and add oil. Pour egg and oil mixture over flour mixture and stir until moistened.

Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake in a 350 F oven for 1 1/2 hours.

Cherry Balls

Delicious and very easy to make.  No cooking required.

1/2 cups butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 tsp almond flavouring
1 1/2 cups fine flaked coconut
whole maraschino cherries
graham cracker crumbs

Cream together butter and icing sugar.  Add almond flavouring and coconut. Mix well.
Roll into small balls with a cherry in the center.  Roll in graham cracker crumbs.

Chill in refrigerator.

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