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Free Vintage Collection of Handwritten, Homemade Cookie Recipes

Vintage homemade cookies recipes, baked with love, uncovered in old recipe boxes, handwritten on
papers, and other cool places from past baking days, when moms and grannies actually did that
sort of stuff.

I love to discover old recipes from the 40's, 50's, and 60's.

Cookies have to be everyones favorite recipes.  You can't go wrong with a cookie.  The smells, the
tastes, the appeal of the cookie is universal.  Oven sweets like
chocolate chip, peanut butter,
oatmeal, granny's best cookies from the past.
So sit back, and enjoy a little time travel.............................Check out a video from lovetheclassics.  
Just click the pointy play thingy when you get there.  It's sure to get you in the baking mood, then
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Don't forget the
Cereal Cookies by Shirley Domy

1 C. White Sugar                    
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Shortening (scant)         
2 Beaten Eggs
2 Cups Shifted Flour               
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Bak. pwd.                     
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 C. Krispies or Flakes            
1/2 Cup nuts
1 Cup Shredded Coconut
Swedish Spritzbooken Cookies by Georgia Miller

1 lb Butter               
2 Extra Yolks
1 cup Sugar             
4 1/2 Cups Sifted Flour
2 Whole Eggs           

Cream sugar and butter.  Add beaten eggs, then flour
gradually.  Add vanilla to taste.

Use cookie press to form you own design.

Bake in moderate oven 350 to 378 for 20 minutes or
until done.

Should be light in color.  These
bake very quickly and need to be watched constantly.  
Makes 100 Cookies
Cereal Cookies Recipe by Shirley Domy
Swedish Spritzbooken Cookies by Georgia Miller
Carrot Cookies from Ronnie Rice
Coffee Cookies by Norman Fuller

1/2 Cup Shortening          
1/2 tsp. Soda
1 Cup Brown Sugar         
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 Egg                              
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Hot Coffee         
1/2 Cup Raisins
1 1/2 Cup Flour               
1/2 Cup Nuts
Mix in order and bake in cake pan - about 20 minutes
350.  Frost with powdered sugar icing.
Beulah Cleveland's Dream Bars
Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Pineapple Cookies by Evonne Pudelko

Cream 1 Cup Brown Sugar, 1 Cup White Sugar and 1 Cup
Shorting.  Add 2 beaten eggs and 1 Cup Pineapple (drained).  
Shift together 4 cups flour, 1 tsp. bak. pwd., 1/2 tsp. soda and
1/2 tsp. salt.  Add to creamed mixture with 2 tsp. vanilla and 1
cup nuts.  Mix well, drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie
sheet.  Bake in moderate oven.  Cookies are very moist.
Uncooked Chocolate Cookies Recipes
Carmel Coconut Drops
made by Eva Wiedrick

3 Cups Sugar                
1 small can evap. milk
1/4 lb. butter                 
1 teas. vanilla
1 Cup Dark Corn Syrup
1 1/2 Cup Grated Coconut

Cook sugar, butter, mil and syrup, over low heat for 30 min.
Stir often.  Add coconut and cook over high heat to 235
degrees at Boise elevation, stirring constantly.  Add vanilla
and cool to 110 degrees, then beat until it will hold shape.  
Drop by teasponfulls onto waxed paper.
Poor Man's Cookies
Belongs to Virgie Towell
Boil 1 c. raisins with 2 c. water until 1 c. liquid remains.  Add 1/2 c.
shortening.   Cool
Shift together: 2 c. flour, 1 c sugar, 1 tsp. soda - cinnamon - all
spice - and cloves. Salt.
Add to liquid, fold in 1 beaten egg.
Bake in loaf pan at 350 for 1/2 hr.
Glaze - Mix 1/4 lb. pwd. sugar and milk to make thin mixture.  
Spread over cake as it comes from the oven.
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Mom's Cookie Recipes
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Chewy Brownies.
Ice Box Cookies.
Raisin Cookies.
Cookie Recipes II.
Filled Date Nut Cookies
1/2 cups butter
1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg beaten
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoons soda
Combine then toss on floured board and roll to 1/2
inched thick.  Spread with filling as for a jelly roll.  Wrap in
wax paper and chill.  Slice and bake at 400 degrees for
12 minutes.

1/2 pound pitted dates
1/3 cups water
1/4 cups sugar
1 cups nuts.
Cook, then add nuts.
From my grandmother's recipe box comes:
Recipes for two types of cookies, suitable for mailing to servicemen in Viet Nam - November 3rd, 1966

Honey Date Bars
1 cup honey
3 eggs well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
two 7 14 oz. packages pitted dates - cup up
1 cup chopped nuts
fine granulated sugar
Mix honey, eggs and vanilla, beat well.  Add sifted dry ingredients, dates and nuts.  Spread in greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.  Bake in moderate
oven - 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.  Cool in pan.  Cut in 1 x 3 inch bars and roll in sugar.

Eight Day Honey Cookies
1 cup honey
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 ounce each citron, candied orange peel and lemon peel
2 2/3 cups blanched almonds
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice.

Heat honey.  Add sugar and juice.   Force citron, peels and 2 cups almonds through food chopper.  Add to first mixture.  Add sifted dry
ingredients.  Cover and chill for eight days.  Roll very thin, cut with floured scalloped cutter.  Bake on greased cookie sheets in moderate oven
- 325 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.  Spread with icing of confectioner's sugar mixed with orange juice and a little grated rind.  Top each with a
whole almond, using remaining 2/3 cup.  Store airtight two weeks before using.
Mrs. Elofson's Chewie Cookies
2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup ground raising
2 1/2 cups flour with 1 t. soda
1/2 t. salt
Roll in ball and press with a fork that you
Butter Balls - Martha's
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup sifted all purpose flour
1/2 cup ground or finely chopped nuts
Candied Cherries
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add egg yolk,
vanilla, lemon juice and blend well.Stir flour into
creamed mixture.  Cover bowl.  Store in refrigerator
3 to 4 days.  When ready to bake, roll into tiny balls,
using about 1 1/4 teaspoon dough for each one.  Dip
into slightly beaten egg white.  Roll in nuts.  Place 2
inches apart on ungreased baking sheet and put a
sliver of cherry down into each cookie.  Bake at 325
degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.  "I think you can use
pecans too." she wrote on the card.
Here is a marvelous recipe for Buttermilk Sugar Cookies, by PenVampyre@aol.com.  If you would like an article written for
your website, please contact by email.

The owner of this recipe, wrote to say, this recipe belonged to her Great--Aunt.  A recipe for buttermilk cookies.  She said
they had redacted it for modern cooking, but had traced the original as far back as 1829 to my 4 greats grandmother.  The
cookies are incredibly tender and frost well for holiday gifts.  Enjoy!
Julia's Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

  2 cups sugar
  1 cup shortening
  2 eggs
  1 cup buttermilk (dissolve 1 teaspoon baking soda in buttermilk)
  1 teaspoon vanilla
  1 teaspoon salt
  2 teaspoon baking powder
  4 cups unsifted flour
  Mix  sugar and shortening and eggs until blended
  Add buttermilk, vanilla     Combine dry ingredients, add to wet mixture
  Chill over night
  Roll on board with enough flour to keep from sticking to board
  Bake 10-12 min in 375 degree oven

She wrote: (By the way, she is an incredible person)

I can remember Auntie Julia making these for me every time we came over,  The dough should be tender (which is why the
refrigeration), and the trick to these is to bake them until they're just "set".  The bottom should be just brown, and you have to
experiment with them for the heat in your oven to get them right and just cooked all the way through.  They freeze really well
unfrosted, and if they get dry, you can soften them back up with a slice of bread in with them.  She also used to dip her cookie
cutters in powdered sugar to help the cookies release (most of the cutters were made by hand for her by her brothers who were
blacksmiths and made most of the stuff around the farm).  She had a frosting recipe that she never wrote down which she used
to decorate the cookies with for holidays (I've never been able to reproduce it because it used liquid milk sugar drawn off from out
of the milk tankers after the milk had been unloaded at the dairy --- most of the time it was just tossed before the tanker was
scrubbed for the next run, and the farm wives got jars of the stuff for free on pick up days), and then she would put a couple of
hot cinnamon candies on them for a bit of a bit (no more than three per cookie depending on cookie size)..  Modern buttercream
frosting works well, although, I prefer them straight  without it to dip in milk.

I also have a recipe for a big soft oatmeal cookie from the other side of the family which is at least as old.  I've adapted the recipe
to use Oat Trim and Splenda to cut down on the sugar and fat content (Oat Trim is available at King Arthur if you can't find it
locally and adds fiber).  I'll see if I can find both versions for you to add, too, if you want.  She used to send out two of them for my
grandfather's breakfast because they were so big, and occasionally varied them by adding in coconut.  Lunch was usually Scots
eggs (which I also have a recipe for) along with a mason jar full of lemonade in the summer, especially if he went right out to the
fields following milking (which started at 4:30 am).  I've never found a cookie recipe like it, because unlike most , it only uses
white sugar and comes out cakey rather than flat and chewy like most I've seen.  I updated the original recipe to use Crisco
instead of butter and lard..  I can add the Scots eggs, too. if you like.  I don't know if you've ever had them before, but they're hard
boiled eggs covered in sausage and breadcrumbs then deep fried.  They can be eaten hot or cold, and although we always had
them with homemade sausage from the farm, I found the Scots lightened them up by using ground turkey instead of sausage
when I went to Scotland in 1990.  Both recipes go back to at least 1850 (probably older).
Cream shortening and
sugars, Add vanilla, eggs
and sifted dry ingredients.  
Mix well.  Blend in krispies,
coconut and nuts.  Form into
balls - one half the size of a
walnut.  Bake on greased
cookie sheet in (375) oven
for 10 minutes.
Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie Jar" by
PenVampyre.  A delightful little Christmas
story with mouthwatering  recipes for the
most wonderful time of the year!  

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key", plus recipes
for your holidays.  A story by Robin Wallace.

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Memories of Easters past and a few vintage

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The original story
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Our lives, our families, our very
history's are defined by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
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(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  
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father and his version of

Memorial Day Recipes - "For me, Memorial Day
was the day when we went out where
relatives were buried in the tiny, local
cemeteries and thoroughly cleaned up each
gravesite, carrying away branches that may
have fallen in the winter.................."

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Mrs. Elofson's chewie cookies.
Vintage Filled Date Nut Cookie Dough