It was so very special back then. Every year Stewart's hired doormen who dressed in tuxedos with top hats and they opened and closed the store's doors for you and helped you to your car with your packages when needed. I remember a snow covered evening with maybe 2-3 " of snow on the ground and big fluffy snow flakes drifting to the ground in the moonlight. It was such a lovely sight. Almost like a scene you would see and expect to hear someone singing SILVER BELLS.
The gentleman who had been sent in as the assistant store manager was from New York. I cannot for the life of me recall his name but he was very kind to me. As the Christmas Shop was in the back of the store on the second floor all of the big brass went by several times a day as the executive offices were yet further behind us.
At any rate we struck up a conversation about favorite foods and he told me about these and of course I asked for the recipe and he was kind enough to call his Mother back in New York and give it to me and now I share it with you.
Ingredients for Boom Booms:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and butter and flour well a 9" x 13" baking pan. Set aside.
4 squares of unsweetened chocolate (can substitute 3 tablespoons of cocoa +1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for each square)
2/3 C. vegetable oil
2 C. sugar
1 1/4 C. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking powder
Boom Boom Mixture:
8 ounces of cream cheese
3/4 C. sugar
3 T. flour
3 T. butter
3/4 t. vanilla
1 T. water, or coffee, or coffee liquor
Mix all of the above ingredients together in a saucepan over low hear until it is melted together stirring all of the time. Turn off the heat when well blended.
'cause these are REALLY good.