The page that demonstrates how to carve a turkey is the most well worn of any page in the book. Love those glossy pictures. Jello mold salads were another highlight of my first cook book! I am proud to say I never conquered Jello mold salads.
Another highlight is finding scraps of paper tucked inside.
That's all there is. What is this a recipe for??
And this one! Love Ann Landers. Small print says the recipe was not passed on to her by her relatives, but was given to her by a New York cabbie. This paper is at least 30 years old.
From one of my old cookbooks comes a recipe for old-fashioned peanut butter cookies. This one is from Betty Crocker. These would be amazing updated with a thumbprint of Nutella added to the finished cookie. Note the dough has to be refrigerated first.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
2 Heat oven to 375ºF.
3 Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar.
4 Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
I like my oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies soft. Everyone knows the trick to this right? Slip a small slice of apple into the container or dish with the cookies.
I always have a Perfect Beaker on hand. It's the best tool for measuring.
Let's eat! What your favorite go-to, quick and easy cookie?
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Tina Radcliffe is a two-time Golden Heart finalist, a two-time Carol Award finalist and a 2014 Carol Award winner. Her 2015 release, Safe in the Fireman's Arms, is a Holt Medallion finalist and a Bookseller's Best Award finalist. She eats copies amounts of cookies from her hot home in Arizona.