Ammonia Cookies

Kimi Gaines Recipe

By Kimi Gaines 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???


Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves:
60
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

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
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
  • Comments

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  • user
    Aurora McBee aurora - Apr 7, 2011
    Where in MT was she from? I'm brave enough to try if I can find the ammonia!
  • user
    Kimi Gaines kimijo - Apr 7, 2011
    I'LL HAVE TO ASK MY HUSBAND AGAIN. SHE LIVED IN A MINING TOWN. WE WENT THERE AND SAW HER PARENT'S GRAVES. HER FATHER WAS THE MARSHALL OF THE TOWN. I'LL ASK AND THEN POST. WE WERE IN MONTANA IN 2007 AND I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE...THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STATE IN THE US.
  • user
    Cheryl Chavez cheryllynnchavez - Apr 7, 2011
    Hmmmm. That is all I have to say about these.
  • user
    cheryl wu kittybaobao - Apr 7, 2011
    I tried these and it was delicious Kimi!
  • user
    Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Apr 7, 2011
    OOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo bakers ammonia, well I will be. I learn something new every day Kimi, and that's what I learned today!