Festival of Trees Recipes

When Fraser, Ltd. started the Festival of Trees 21 years ago, our goal was simple: Give back to the community that has supported us over the years. In our first event, we acquired, decorated, celebrated, and distributed 48 trees to members of our community who deserved, but perhaps could not afford, a beautiful tree for Christmas.

 

In honor of those wonderful volunteers, and to help celebrate our 21 years of giving back to the community, we're featuring some of our favorite recipes from that bake sale that were collected and printed in a recipe book exclusively for the inaugural Festival of Trees event! We hope you find a cookie, cake, bread, or bar that you love, and start your own holiday tradition that lasts 20 years or more...just like the Festival of Trees.

 

 

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Coconut Bars

Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar 1⁄2 cup butter Mix and flatten out in 9×13″ pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F. Mix 1 can Eagle brand milk 3 cups angel flake coconut 1 teaspoon vanilla Spread on baked crust. Put in oven 10 minutes. Melt a large chocolate candy bar…

Marshmallow Balls

Ingredients 1 package caramels (14-18 ounce) 1⁄4 pound margarine 1 can Eagle Brand milk 2 1⁄2 bags regular marshmallows Rice Krispies Directions Melt caramels, margarine, and milk in double boiler. Dip marshmallows in mixture and roll in Rice Krispies. Add regular, 2%, or skim milk to the mixture as needed to thin it. Tip: Freeze…

Melting Moments

Ingredients 1 cup Crisco 3⁄4 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon soda 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon vanilla Pinch of salt Directions Refrigerate. Shape into small balls, roll in crushed cornflakes, place on ungreased cookie sheet, and press with fork. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.

Toffee Bars

Ingredients 3⁄4 cup oleo margarine 1⁄4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 chocolate candy bars Directions Mix the first 5 ingredients and put in 2 9×13″ cake pans. Bake at 325°F for approximately 20 minutes. Place candy bars on top and spread.

Snickerdoodles

Ingredients 2 3⁄4 cups sifted flour 3 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup soft butter 1 1⁄2 cups sugar 2 beaten eggs 4 tablespoons sugar 4 teaspoons cinnamon   Directions Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cream butter, add 1 1⁄2 cups sugar gradually and cream until fluffy, add beaten eggs…

Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients 1⁄2 cup butter – softened 1 cup sugar 3⁄4 cup brown sugar – packed 1⁄4 cup milk 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 egg 3 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped nuts 2 1⁄2 cups coarsely chopped fresh or frozen whole cranberries   Directions…

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup Crisco 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 4 cups flour 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon soda Directions Cream sugars, butter, and Crisco, add eggs and beat well. Add dry ingredients. Roll into balls, flatten with glass dipped in sugar. Bake at…

Cranberry Nut Bread

Ingredients 1 1⁄2 cups fresh cranberries 2 1⁄2 cups sifted flour 3⁄4 cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons melted shortening 1⁄2 cup nut meats 1 tablespoon orange rind 1⁄4 cup orange juice 2 eggs   Directions Sift dry ingredients together. Combine…

Pecan Pie Triangles

Ingredients 1 package (18.25 ounce) yellow cake mix 1⁄2 cup flour 1 stick of butter 3 eggs 1 1⁄2 cups dark corn syrup 1 1⁄2 cups packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9″ baking pan with cooking spray. Line pan with foil enough…