Monday, February 6, 2017


This old recipe that I found in my late mother's kitchen is from the early 50s. There is a note with it that says it was the grand prize winner in the 5th Pillsbury Grand National Recipe and Baking Contest. I am assuming that is the earlier version of the Pillsbury Annual Bake-Off Recipe Contest. The note also says this recipe was submitted by a Mrs. Lee in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Cream together.....1 cup butter, 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1 tsp maple flavoring, and 1/2 tsp salt. Cream well.

Add gradually......2 cups sifted Pillsbury (of course) all-purpose flour and 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts. Mix thoroughly and chill dough for a few minutes for easy rolling.

Divide dough into three equal parts

Roll out..........1 part at a time on a floured surface. Roll into a large rectangle 12 x 9-inches in size. Cut rectangle into twelve 3x3-inch squares. Cut each square in half, diagonally, to make two triangle. Place on ungreased baking sheets. moderate 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 1 minute. Cool thoroughly on wire rack. Frost with chocolate frosting (recipe follows). Garnish with 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts.


Melt a 1-ounce square of chocolate in top of a double boiler over boiling water. Add 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk. Continue to cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick. Add 1 teaspoon cold water, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring. Continue cooking and stirring until of spreading consistency.

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