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Gerline's peanut brittle recipe


Raw peanuts were purchased at Lee County Peanut Co. in Giddings
Sold in 5 lb. bags


Peanut Brittle (microwave)
Gerline Kieschnick

Prepare cookie sheet (with rim).  Lightly oil, then sprinkle with sugar and sparingly sprinkle with salt.

In 2 qt. Glass measuring bowl, dump all the following in bowl in the order given:
3 cups raw peanuts
2 cups sugar
1 cup syrup (Blackburn)

Place in microwave oven for 6 min.
Take out and stir with wooden spoon.
Place back in microwave for 6 min.
Take out , add 1 t. butter & 1 t. vanilla
Stir and microwave for 6 min.
Check after 4 min, may be ready.
Add 1 t. baking soda, & immediately stir and pour onto baking sheet.
TOUCH AFTER POURING or you will break bubbles and brittle will be hard.

Cool for approx 45 min.
(until brittle falls easily out of pan when inverted.)
Invert onto dish towel (not terry cloth).
Break into pieces and bag.
Yield Almost 1 gal. Bag full.

Note: t. = teaspoon
T. = tablespoon





Orange slice or gumdrop cookies


1 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs well beaten
2 cups of flour
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 cup orange slice candy or gumdrops that are chopped fine
2 cups oatmeal
Mix all ingredients in order given. Drop on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375° F for 10 min. until light brown.   Be careful not to over bake.