Short and Sweet: Sudden Desserts
Stephanie's Moo-Moo's Cake
Our daughter, Stephanie, got this recipe from a fellow teacher at a boarding school in NH.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- ¾ cup cocoa
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup cooking oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Mix all together with a spoon in a large bowl.
- Add: 1 cup hot coffee. Mix into above mixture.
- Pour into greased and floured bundt pan.
- Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
Frosting for Moo-Moo's Cake
- 3 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 tsp. cocoa
- ¾ cup soft butter
- 2 T. milk with 2 T. instant coffee granules dissolved in it
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- Beat butter with mixer.
- Add sugar and cocoa.
- Beat in coffee milk.
- Beat in vanilla.
- Frost cool cake.
A's Apple Crisp
My mother-in-law's recipe.
- Into a buttered 10" square casserole slice apples to fill the dish at least ¾ full.
- Pack apples down and add ½ cup of water. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Mix together:
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
- Cut in ¼ lb. butter.
- Pack this mixture on top of apples. Pat down.
- Bake at 325 for approx. 1 hour.
This Girl Scout Mint Cookie Pie recipe from my mom should be printed on the side of every box of Thin Mint cookies that the Girl Scouts sell. I buy many boxes of Thin Mints each year and pop them straight into the freezer. Each sleeve contains 18 cookies
14 for the recipe and one for each of us in our family. This makes the ugliest dessert you will ever see but it is delicious and a quick fix when unexpected company is about to arrive.
Girl Scout Mint Cookie Pie
- Chill or freeze 14 thin mint cookies then crush. (I put them between 2 sheets of wax or freezer paper and roll with rolling pin to make crumbs.)
- Beat 3 egg whites with a dash of salt until soft peaks form.
- While mixer is running on high, gradually add ¾ cups sugar and beat whites until stiff peaks form.
- Fold in crumbs, ½ cup finely chopped walnuts, and ½ tsp vanilla.
- Scrape into buttered 9 inch pie plate and smooth out to edges gently.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream
The Forgotten Cookies are very similar except you create small meringue cookies that bake overnight in a pre-heated oven that has been turned off. These are my daughters favorite Christmas cookies.
- Beat until very stiff: 2 egg whites
- Gradually add: 2/3 cup sugar
- Fold in:
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- (optional: food coloring for the holidays)
- Drop by teaspoonfuls on parchment paper (or plain brown paper like a grocery bag) placed on a cookie sheet. This recipe makes 2 cookie sheets of cookies.
- Keep the cookies fairly small, about 1-1 ¼ inch across) so they get cooked all the way through.
- Place cookie sheets in pre-heated 325 degree oven.
- Turn oven off and leave overnight or at least 4 hours (put a sticky note on the oven so no one opens it or turns it on!)
Happy eating! Cathy