Memorial Cookbook

Those Who Have Died
by Suicide






2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 T. water

1 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. confectioners sugar
2 c. flour
2 c. ground pecans

Cream butter and confectioners sugar. Add flour, ground pecans, vanilla and water. Roll into small balls and place on baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while hot and again when cool. (Makes 4-5 dozen)

Note: Michael loved these. They were his absolute favorite. Recipe was passed down from his Great Grandma, Iola Newton.



Mix together sugar and cocoa until well blended. Add milk, mix well. (We always start with just the half cup waiting to see if we need more.) Add butter. Stirring frequently, bring mixture to a boil. Let boil for a full minute. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and peanut butter, mix well, and work quickly. Add oats a little at a time until all are in the mixture. Quickly drop by spoonfuls onto buttered wax paper. Cookie mixture will set up quickly. If mixture seems to be a little dry add a little milk.

Note: These were always a hit with Mom's friends when she made them. A patron of hers even called from Texas to get the recipe from Mom because she loved the cookies so much!! My Mom made the best No Bake Cookies.
                                                                Amber D. Guerrero - Oklahoma
                                                                                   In loving memory of
                                                                                     Kathie Ann Hulgan

1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
3 c. quick cooking oatmeal

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2-3/4 c. milk




2/3 c. crushed almonds
1 2/3 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter(soft)
1/3 c. sugar

Cream shortening, butter, sugar and almonds together until smooth. Add 1 2/3 cups of flour and 1/4 tsp. of sal to wet ingredients. Chill for 1 hour. Roll into crescents. Put on ungreased cookie sheets and cook 325 for 14 -16 mins. Roll in powdered sugar when cool.

Note: These are a Christmas tradition in our house and I always had to hide them from Chris. He would tear the house apart looking for them. I ended up always making about 5 batches of these. I miss having to hide them now.
                                                                           Kristi Dalske - Pennsylvania
                                                                                       In loving memory of
                                                                                        Christopher Dalske


1 (12-oz.) semi-sweet chocolate pieces (2  cups)
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 T. butter or margarine

2 c. dry roasted peanuts, or walnuts (1 1/2 cups)
10 1/2 oz. tiny marshmallows (5 1/2 cups)


In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate pieces, sweetened condensed milk, and butter or margarine. Remove from heat when chocolate is melted. In a large bowl combine marshmallows and nuts. Fold in chocolate mixture. Spread in wax paper-lined 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Remove from pan, peel off waxed paper. Cut into 1-inch squares with a wet knife. Cover and store at room temperature or wrap pieces in plastic wrap. Makes 9 dozen.

Note: Michael looked forward to this candy every Christmas. He so loved it, and his mom or "other grandma Dawn" would make it for him.
                                                                             Barb Staggs - Washington
                                                                                      In loving memory of
                                                                                 Michael Eugene Shoup




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