Georgia’s Kitchen: Cookies

Georgia Diehm

Georgia Diehm

Warm home-made cookies straight from the oven are always a welcome treat in anybody’s home.

The children may enjoy them with a tall glass of milk or the adults with a cup of coffee or tea, but no matter what they drink with their cookies, you’re bound to get a big thank you for your labor of love!

Here are 3 kinds that you may choose to bake…

 

Banana Drop Cookies
(moist and soft like little cakes)

1 1/4 cups white sugar
2/3 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs unbeaten
1 cup mashed bananas(about 3)
2 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts,(optional)
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon(to sprinkle on top of cookies before baking)

Cream sugar, shortening and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in mashed banana. Sift flour with baking powder, soda, and salt. Add and mix well. Stir in nuts. Chill 30 minutes.
Drop by tsp. 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
Mix sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over unbaked cookies.
Bake at (400) for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 5 dozen

 

Overnight Macaroons

4 cups quick cooking oatmeal
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup salad oil
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp almond extract

The night before mix together 4 cups quick cooking oatmeal, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 cup salad oil.
Next morning mix in 2 beaten eggs, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp almond extract.
Drop them from a tsp. onto a greased baking sheet.
Bake at (325) for 15 minutes and remove them promptly when they are done.

 

Filled Cookies

1/2 cup butter(or lard)
1 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp soda
3 cups flour sifted(about)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk

Cream butter, add sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix and sift dry ingredients alternately with the milk. The dough should be stiff enough to roll out thin. Cut with a cookie cutter.
Place filling on one cookie and then place another cookie on top. Press down edges.
Bake in moderate(350) oven for about 12 minutes.
Makes 20 cookies.

 

Filling

1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup water

Combine sugar, cornstarch. Add water and raisins. Cook in double boiler until thick.

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