Heartland Cuisine - Our Savior's 'Cookie Drive By'


The women at Our Savior’s Lutheran, 2040 Ohio Ave. S.W., will once again offer cookies for your holiday enjoyment. Their “Cookie Drive By” is set for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9.

The ladies have been busy baking and will fill boxes with some of your favorites. They ask that you drive up to the south doors of the church and they will bring the boxes out to you. They limit it to two boxes per car.

The cost will be $15 a box and the best part is that you won’t have to bake them. All proceeds will go for local missions. Thank you for your continued support.

Strawberry Pretzel Bars
From Shirley Radke

    2 cups crushed pretzels
    3/4 cup butter, melted
    3 Tablespoons white sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter and 3 Tablespoons sugar; mix well and press mixture into the bottom of a 9-by-13 inch baking dish. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until set. Set aside to cool.

    8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
    1 cup white sugar
    8-ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
    2 3-ounce packages strawberry Jell-O
    2 cups boiling water
    2 10-ounce packages frozen strawberries

In a large mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture onto cooled crust.

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in still frozen strawberries and allow to set briefly.

When mixture is about the consistency of egg whites, pour and spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until set.

Kuchen Bars
From Donna Pownell

    1/2 cup shortening   
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 cup butter    
    2 cups flour
    1 cup sugar     
    Dash of baking powder
    2 eggs

Beat with mixer and put in jelly roll pan, dusted with flour. Dough is sticky, spread with floured hand. Bring up the sides of pan. Put a layer of well drained fruit or cottage cheese on dough. Chocolate chips are a family favorite. Beat well.

Top with:
    1 3/4 cups cream
    1/2 cup sugar
    4 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix the flour into the sugar, then blend all ingredients. Pour mixture over fruit. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes.

Dump Bars
From Donna Pownell

    2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup cocoa
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1 cup veg oil
    5 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla

Dump into bowl, stir just until flour disappears. Put in 9-by-13-inch pan top with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Sopapilla Cheesecake
From Vanessa Cardona

    2 cans crescent rolls
    2 packages cream cheese
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 ½ cups sugar
    1 stick of butter, melted
    Cinnamon and sugar for topping

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13-by-9-inch pan. Unroll 1 can of crescent rolls into bottom of pan and pinch all seams together. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in mixer. Spread over crescents in pan. Top with other can of crescent rolls and pinch seams.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar all over. Pour melted butter over entire top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.