I’m at it again – I’m baking. How can a grandmother resist baking for her grandchildren when the chickens keep producing these gorgeous fresh eggs. Eight eggs from twelve chickens in one day!
Last week I did a post about how I treasure my grandmother’s recipes and enjoy making some of her favorites. I like seeing her handwriting, how they conserved paper, and wondering about how many times that particular recipe was used based on the grease spots on the paper.
This week when I knew the grandchildren were coming to visit, I picked another recipe that appears to have been included in a letter from my great Aunt Pauline to my grandmother.
My grandmother apparently cut the recipe off the letter and kept it. The part of the letter I can read on the backside appears to be about gaining some weight and having to eat cabbage, tomatoes and parsley, and while getting out of her car her plants, pots and dirt came out with her. Oh, how I wish I could read the rest of that letter.
I made the cherry cookies yesterday. We all liked them especially my granddaughter. So, I thought I’d share this old-fashioned recipe with you in case you were looking for something different.
Cherry Cookies – Drop
Cream: 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of Crisco, and 2 eggs
Add: 3 tablespoons of cherry juice
In sifter put: 2 1/2 or 3 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 1/2 teaspoons of soda
Add cut up cherries from small or medium jar
Bake at 375
I chose to use 2 1/2 cups of flour and half butter and half Crisco. I also didn’t use as many cherries in order to keep the carbohydrate count down. If you’re not counting carbs, I’m sure more cherries would equal more delicious.
With no stipulated time for baking mentioned, I started with eleven minutes and kept baking down. Eight to nine minutes seemed to work the best.
After reading the original post a blogger friend, Debra at Homespun, asked if by any chance I had a Pin-Wheel Cookie recipe. I found one although it took me a little while because it was written on the other side of a piece of paper that had a Pineapple Oatmeal Cookie recipe on it. Our ancestors certainly knew how to waste not want not.
Since we have quite a few recipes going back to the early 1930’s don’t hesitate to ask if you’re looking for an old one, we just might have it to share.
Happy baking from our family at 1840 Farm to yours.
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