Friday, August 27, 2010

Monky-Faced Cookies from 1943

So sorry for neglecting my blog! I'll make it up to you in the next several posts — I recently bought the Betty Crocker "Your Share" cook book off of eBay. It is from 1943 and simply marvelous! It's a little paperback book with 52 menus, 226 recipes, and 369 hints. Chock full of rationing information — even tips for party menus and "wedding refreshments at war time". I'll be posting some of the recipes over the next few posts. If you try them, please let me know how they turned out! :)

Monkey-Faced Cookies

Cream 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening with 1 cup brown sugar.

Sift together 2 1/2 cups sifted Gold Medal flour, 1 teaspoon soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

Add alternately with 1/2 cup molasses mixed with 1/2 cup rich sour milk. Blend in 1 teaspoon vinegar.

Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheet. Place 3 raisins or bits of citron on each for eyes and mouth. Bake 10 to 15 minutes in moderate oven (350 degrees). Makes about 3 dozen.

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