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These two wonderful recipes were sent to me by Luanna who is a member of the Velvet Tones Chorus in MN. This is what she says about the recipes:

"These recipes came from our co-ordinator for the Velvet Tones chorus we sing in. She brought these to our pot-luck and they were a big hit."

Aunt Martha's Butter Cookies (Bake-off winning recipe) 

*This is a family recipe!

1 pound butter - cream (must be real butter)

1 cup white sugar

4 cups flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 - Use a mixer to blend all the ingredients.

2 - Make into four rolls and refrigerate (my recipe card says "ice box"!) for at least one hour.

3 - Slice and bake at 350 degrees until light brown. Sprinkle sugar on the top while warm.


Jan's Mom's Best Coffee Cake

1 Yellow Cake Mix

1 package instant vanilla pudding

1/2 cup oil

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1 - Mix together and spread 1/2 batter in a greased 10 inch bundt pan.

2 - Sprinkle a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts on the batter.

3 - Add the rest of the batter and bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

Everyone loves this coffee cake!