Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vintage graham butter-scotch cookie recipe

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


This is a great recipe for Christmas cookie exchanges, large families, church gatherings or anytime cookie monsters gather. It makes about 75 cookies.

Graham Butter-Scotch Cookies
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup graham flour
2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs. Beat thoroughly. Add raisins and lemon extract. Sift cake flour, measure, and sift with baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add graham flour. Add to creamed sugar and shortening mixture. Mix thoroughly. Form into rolls 2 inches in diameter. Chill overnight. Slice thin. Place on slightly oiled baking sheet. Bake in hot oven (400 F.) about 10 minutes. 75 servings. Mrs. Otto Christopherson, Beldenville, Wis.

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  1. Good day to all. Come over and enjoy Vintage Victorian Christmas Desserts.And Joy thanks for being here so I can share.

  2. these sound wonderful... my ass is getting bigger just reading these recipes you guys do!

  3. I love cookie recipes that make a Big Batch of cookies! Great recipe, Joy, thank you!

    I'm glad I was finally able to get back here this week - I've missed Vintage Recipe Thursday. Missed blogging in general. Now that we're settling in from our move, I should be able to be back at my desk again.
    Thanks for being here!

  4. Grampy: Thank you for your participation, too. :-)

    Dave: Ha! All those carbs are meant to give you ENERGY! Don't store them up, spend them by staying active. ;-)

    Grandmother Wren: So glad to see you back to blogging. Thank you for coming back to my blog and Vintage Recipe Thursday, too. :-)

  5. They sound so good!Oh so many cookies and so little time :D


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