Angela's StoryThese are from the 1957 Betty Crocker's Cooky Carnival recipe booklet. You could order it by mail when you purchased Gold Medal Flour. Their is not ONE bad recipe in this whole little booklet. This was a favorite growing up and is very versatile depending on what flavoring you might want to add. The cookies are very soft and moist, and you may frost them if you choose. I have included frosting recipe.
PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 375 DEGREES
IN A MIXER BOWL CREAM THE FIRST 4 INGREDIENTS, ADDING EGGS SLOWLY
brown sugar, firmly packed
MIX NEXT TWO INGREDIENTS INTO CREAMED MIXTURE
vanilla or other flavoring of your choice
SIFT LAST 3 INGREDIENTS IN A SEPARATE BOWL THEN ADD TO THE REST OF THE BATTER.
2 3/4 c
sifted gold medal flour
DO NOT OVER MIX !
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1Chill dough if to soft. Drop by tablespoon or cookie scoop onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake just until, when touched lightly with finger, almost no imprint remains. Careful not to over bake.
53) Orange Cream Jumbles- Follow above EXCEPT add 1 TBS of fresh orange zest and 1 tsp. of orange extract or 1 TBS. of fresh orange juice instead of vanilla. This would work with any fruit flavor, just adjust accordingly. Lemon or lime would be amazing !!!!
64) Chocolate Cream Drops- Follow above EXCEPT stir into shortening mixture 2 squares (2 oz) melted unsweetened chocolate.
86) Fruit and Spice Drops- Follow original recipe EXCEPT sift with dry ingredients 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. cloves, and 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg. Mix into the dough 1 cup of cut of dates or raisins and 1 cup of chopped nuts. You may omit what you don't like and add what you do !
10Blend together 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. vanilla or flavoring of your choice, and add enough milk (approx. 1 TBS.) until right spreading consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired.
11****Lillian***** You can add more orange zest and either orange extract or juice to the frosting. But if you use fresh juice make sure and add it before the milk so you will know how much milk you need to add. If the frosting gets to thin, just add some more powdered sugar. Hope you enjoy this, it is sooo good. You could also do this with lemon or lime the same way.
About this Recipe
Christy Lowrance Christy122390 - Jul 20, 2011
Did you mean "cups" instead of "dashes" for the flour? Ca't wait to make these!
Angela Gray angiemath - Jul 20, 2011
Christy, Oh my, dashes wouldn't have worked at all ! lol I have edited it to read cups. Thank you for catching that for me, I read and reread them before I post them but this slipped by. oops...You will not be disappointed in this recipe, the sour cream makes the cookies so soft and moist. I usually do not even bother to frost them 95% of the time. They are so versatile and you can make them as plain or as festive as you like. Enjoy and Blessings
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Jul 20, 2011
Angela!!! I didn't recognise the title... but my grandmother and I use to make these frequently.... I have many of my books in storage... but I bet I have this booklet... (I collect cookbooks and have hundreds of them...) My grandmother left me all of her cookbooks and recipe boxes when she passed away... I love old recipes!!! Thanks for sharing.... brought back soooooo many memories of my dear grandmother...
Angela Gray angiemath - Jul 20, 2011
Colleen, I have all of my mother-in-laws and her mothers. Plus David's dad's side of the family. I know I have over 100 and I cherish each one. I especially love the booklets that came free with purchase or came in the mail. I also have a World War 1 Victory Garden Cookbook, it is bound with twine. That was his grandmothers signature,twine, anything that was hers it was always wrapped with twine. so cute
Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Jul 20, 2011
Angela, a keeper for sure.