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

Peanut Drop Cookies

A drop cookie is a dough that is dropped from a spoon onto the baking sheet. These days, I use a scoop that looks like a mini ice cream scoop because it gives me a perfectly rounded ball of dough. But as I was learning to bake from my mother, we used two spoons – … Continue reading

Cocoanut Drop Cookies

It’s interesting that this recipe calls for powdered sugar rather than granulated sugar. My daughter once used powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar in a recipe and the results were not as sweet as expected, due to the fact that they aren’t equivalent and so don’t sweeten with the same amounts. I looked more into … Continue reading