Ammonia Cookies

Kimi Gaines

By
@kimijo

WHEN LOOKING THROUGH A COOKBOOK OF OLD WRITTEN RECIPES FROM MY HUSBANDS FAMILY, WE CAME ACROSS AMMONIA COOKIES. ALL I COULD THINK OF IS GROSS AND WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE PEOPLE THINKING USING AMMONIA. WOULDN'T THAT MAKE A PERSON SICK? WHAT I DIDN'T REALIZE IS THAT AMMONIA CARBONATE IS A BAKERS INGREDIENT. I HAVE NEVER MADE THEM, BUT WAS SHARING WITH ONE OF THE DISCUSSION GROUPS ABOUT THEM. THE PICTURE OF THE RECIPE IS NOT THE ONE I AM GOING TO POST. I JUST LIKED THE OLD RECIPE LOOK. MY HUSBAND'S MOM WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MONTANA. IT IS HER FAMILY THAT MADE THESE AND MY SISTER-IN-LAW ASSURED ME THEY ARE DELICIOUS. I FOUND THIS RECIPE ON LINE. I'M STILL RELUCTANT TO MAKE THEM THOUGH. ANY ONE BRAVE ENOUGH???


pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper


Rating:

Comments:

Serves:

60

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
white sugar
1/2 c
butter, softened
3
eggs
1 1/2 c
sour cream
1/2 c
milk
1 tsp
peppermint extract
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
baker's ammonia (found in the drug store or pharmacy)
3 c
all purpose flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350F. GREASE COOKIE SHEETS.
2
IN A LARGE BOWL, CREAM TOGETHER THE WHITE SUGAR AND BUTTER TILL SMOOTH. BEAT IN EGGS ONE AT A TIME, THEN STIR IN THE SOUR CREAM, MILK AND PEPPERMINT EXTRACT. COMBINE THE SALT AND BAKER'S AMMONIA WITH 2 CUPS OF FLOUR AND BLEND INTO MIXTURE. GRADUALLY ADD MORE FLOUR TO MAKE DOUGH STIFF. LEAVE THE DOUGH SOFT FOR SOFT COOKIES OR ADD MORE FLOUR FOR CUT-OUT COOKIES. DROP DOUGH FROM HEAPING SPOONFULS ONTO THE PREPARED COOKIE SHEETS.
3
BAKE FOR 8-10 MINUTES OR UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN. WHEN COOL, ICE WITH A SIMPLE CONFECTIONER'S GLAZE THAT HAS BEEN FLAVORED WITH PEPPERMINT.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Eastern European
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom