Ammonia Cookies

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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???

Rating:

★★★★☆ 3 votes

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

How to Make Ammonia Cookies

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.

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About Ammonia Cookies

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



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