Sugar n’ Spice Cookies

They aren’t quite sugar plums dancing in visions, but sugar & spice cookies would be lovely for Christmas. Really, you can’t go wrong with a tag line of They’re spicy, they’re crisp…they’re sugar-coated. Sugar n’ Spice Cookies Mix together thoroughly: 3/4 cup soft shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses Sift together and … Continue reading

Butterscotch Wafers

Today’s recipe for Butterscotch Wafers reminds me how much of cooking is chemistry. Why, you ask? Well, this recipe calls for cream of tartar. Many recipes that use egg whites also call for cream of tartar, but many of us don’t know why. It’s just something about making the egg whites rise nicely, right? So … Continue reading

Haystacks

This recipe for Haystacks had me turning to the internet for more information. The mystery: what exactly is corn soya? As it turns out, corn soya was one version of “fameal” a wheat/soy or corn/soy blend mixed together for a nutritious (?) base product that can be made into other things such as bread, and … Continue reading

Butter Horns (Cold Set)

In the world of butter horn recipes, there is a lot of variation. Some doughs use sour cream, cottage cheese, or just butter. Some have fillings, some don’t. Some chill overnight and bake immediately afterwards, others chill, raise and then bake. I could not find a lot of information on the history of butter horns, … Continue reading

Mountain Snow Puffs

This recipe for mountain snow puffs starts off with a choux base – meaning a cream puff. Next comes a filling of pineapple and coconut. The structure of the recipe is similar to our modern format, but the method reads a bit like your grandma is telling you over the phone what to do. Mountain … Continue reading

Heavenly Food

Here’s another recipe called Heavenly Food, although the first was for a cake. This one suggests more of a bar cookie. It’s still a mystery. Heavenly Food 1 cup dates 1 cup broken nuts 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 6 eggs 3 heaping teaspoons flour Cut into squares when cold. Sprinkle with 4th … Continue reading

Sour Cream Cookies

I made sour cream cookies many years ago and they were a drop cookie that was very soft. Not sure how these would turn out, but I’d bet they are good. I have seen other recipes that result in rolled cookies you could sprinkle with sugar or frost. The amount of flour added would dictate … Continue reading