Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vintage Recipe Thursday -- 9th Weekly Edition Sour Cream Cookies

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers or your own original vintage family recipes. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?

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Sour Cream Cookies
Makes 50 servings
1 cup chopped raisins
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted shortening
2 eggs, well beaten
3 cups flour
2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Combine sugar, salt and spices. Add sour cream, eggs, and shortening. Beat thoroughly. Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking soda and baking powder. Add to mixture. Add raisins and nuts. Mix thoroughly. Brop by teaspoonfuls onto well-oiled baking sheet. Bake in hot oven (425F.) about 10 minutes. Submitted to Household Searchlight by Mrs. Walter Weller, Harrisville, N.Y.

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  1. These sound luscious!! I think we're both on a raisin kick?

  2. Tamy: Yup. How do we do that long distance? I love raisins, even out of hand as a little snack.

  3. ooh, these sound great -- EXCEPT for the raisins, haha! I will have to leave them out when we try it :)

    Here's my entry for today:

  4. Bean: LOL! Well, that's OK, you can be part of the cool group even if you don't like raisins. ;-)

    You could easily skip the raisins all together or replace that ingredient with a lot of options. Chocolate covered cherries? Any fruit or nut would work well.

  5. these do sound good! I would have to leave the raisins out though, as DH is not a fan. But if I put them in, I could hoard the whole batch!

    My recipes are up - two funny family cookie recipes that have me puzzled!

  6. Gudrun: Or do half with and half without and you'll both win.

    Old family recipes are special. I'm on my way to find out what's so funny and puzzling about them. :-)

  7. Hi Joy,

    I am so glad that you found me thru Twitter and that I was able ro find your blog from your info on Twitter. We, too, are dessert nuts, and most especially my hubbie....I will add you to my favorite blogs and subscribe to your posts. Life is sweeter with dessert! Sweet blessings to you, Roz (aka bella).

  8. Roz: It's so good to hear we mutually like each other's blogs. Thank you for adding me. I look forward to our visits and tweets with each other. Blessings to you too. :-)


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