Here’s another interesting cookie with a fascinating history. I had never heard of Hermits before, but Mr. Google tells me there is a long and storied mystery & history behind them. Hermits may have been popularized in the American Colonial period as a bar cake that would last for a long time. They have the … Continue reading

Cookies (Mrs Weber)

Here’s another real mystery recipe that uses salt & eggs before all other ingredients. I’m not quite sure what to think about this because it seems like a lot of salt and a lot of eggs. What would happen to the eggs if they sat in that much salt?? I’m also taking a guess that … Continue reading

Apricot Drop Cookies

For a sweet treat that seems fairly easy, these apricot drop cookies would be a good recipe to try. Apricots are easy to come by dried, and you can try different ones for their flavor, texture, and moistness. I prefer dried apricots that are a little plump with some moistness remaining. When they are too … Continue reading

M-M Cookies

This reminds me of a recipe for easy party cookies that I make all the time. Some times I don’t use MnMs. I use chocolate chips, white choc chips and cranberries, mint chocolate chips…whatever. They bake up nice and are always a hit. M-M Cookies 1 cup shortening 1 cup br sugar 1/2 cup white … Continue reading

Russia Tea Cookies

A couple years back I posted a recipe called Russian Teas that is basically the same recipe as above. I really like these cookies. They aren’t always as sweet as modern cookie preferences, and I like that. Too often the sugar overpowers the rest of the flavors. On this recipe, chop the nuts fine enough … Continue reading

Rock Cakes

This recipe called Rock Cakes seems very similar to one that Gram had called Rocks and another I have called Nuggets. All of these recipes vary slightly from one another, but appear to produce a very similar cookie. I have not tried any of these yet, but I believe they would be a firm and … Continue reading