Vanilla Drop Cookies

As we are preparing for Thanksgiving here in America, often we bake cookies, cakes and pies. The traditional feast really kicks off the holiday baking and making in my house. On the weekend after Thanksgiving I plan to make my fruit cakes, possibly some molasses crinkles, and at least plan out what I will bake in anticipation of Christmas and New Years.

Of course, here at Gram’s Recipe Box, we have the Vintage Holiday Recipes page to help keep these favorites accessible and in one place. I will be looking for other great recipes to add to the page, but if you think of something I have missed let me know! What is popular in my part of the world might not be in another, and vice versa. Let’s keep sharing our love of food and cooking, family and happiness!

Below find a recipe for Vanilla Drop Cookies, which sound a lot like a sugar cookie or snickerdoodle to me. Remember, to make the sour milk add vinegar to regular milk. 1 tablespoon of white vinegar (or fresh lemon juice) plus enough milk to total one cup; let it stand about 15 minutes.

Vanilla Drop Cookies

1/2 c shortening

1 c sugar

2 eggs well beaten

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 c sifted flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 c sour milk

Sift flour, measure, add baking powder, soda & salt. Cream shortening, add sugar, beat until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, blend well. Add flour mix alternately with milk. Refrigerate overnight. Drop by teaspoon, sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar. Bake at 400 for 7 minutes. Makes about 3 doz. Flatten cookies before baking.

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