Today's Cookie Recipes

Sugar Cookies

Sift together

3 cups flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp. soda

1 cup butter

4 eggs, unbeaten

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well. Add the flour gradually and knead into a soft dough. Roll thin, cut into small round shapes and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400F for eight to ten minutes.

Weise Pfefferniisse (White Peppernuts)

Sift together

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

4 eggs, unbeaten

1 tsp. cloves

grated rind of 1 lemon

1 tbsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Mix with 1 cup thinly sliced citron

Gradually add the sugar to the eggs and beat ten minutes. Blend in the flour, adding more if needed to make a smooth dough. Roll thin, cut into small cookies and bake at 325F until light brown

Svendsker (Ring Cookies)

Sift together

3 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter

4 tbsp. water

Blend the butter into the flour. Add the water gradually and mix like pie crust. Shape into small rings with the hands and place on a floured board. Allow to stand in a cool place overnight. Brush with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar just before baking. Bake at 350F until light brown.

Toffen Kolatschen (Cheese Cakes)

1 cup hot milk

2 3/4 cups flour, sifted

1/3 cup butter

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg, well beaten

3/4 compressed yeast cake broken into

1/4 cup warm water

Add the butter, sugar and salt to the milk. When tepid add the yeast, egg and flour. Beat ten minutes, adding more flour if needed to make a stiff batter. Let rise to double the bulk. Knead, adding flour to make a smooth dough. Let rise to double the bulk. Roll the dough thin, cut in four-inch squares.

Make a filling of

1/2 lb. cottage cheese (dry) pressed through a sieve

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 egg yolks, unbeaten

1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Mix the sugar, egg yolk, vanilla and cheese and beat until the egg yolks cease to be stringy. Put a little of the cheese mixture in the center of each square. Fold over the four corners. Bake at 400F for about twenty minutes.

Tavern Biscuit

Tavern Biscuit

Sift together

4 cups flour

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter

1/2 tsp. mace

Blend the butter and flour together until the mixture is mealy. Gradually add the milk and knead into a smooth dough. Roll thin and cut into small round shapes. Bake at 450F until light brown.

Tsoi Yan Beng (Sesame Cakes)

Sift together

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup rice flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 tbsp. butter, melted

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 tsp. baking powder

2 tbsp. sesame seed

Gradually add the milk, butter and egg to the flour and mix into a smooth batter. Spread thinly on a well-buttered pan, sprinkle with sesame seed and bake at 350F for fifteen to twenty minutes. Cut into small squares when cold.

Tvorojiniki (Cream Cheese Cakes)

Sift together

3 1/2 cups flour

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 lb. cream cheese

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 tsp. salt

3 eggs, unbeaten

Mix the cheese, butter, eggs and two cups of flour together. Rub the mixture through a sieve and then work in the remaining flour. Mold into small flat cakes and cook in boiling water. Drain on a cloth and sprinkle with sugar.

Virginia Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour, sifted

2 egg yolks ,unbeaten

1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted

1/2 cup butter almonds, blanched

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg yolks and mix well. Gradually add the flour and knead into a smooth dough. Shape into small balls with the hands. Press an almond into the top of each cookie, and bake about twenty minutes at 400F.

Weihnachts Klichelchen (Christmas Fruit Cookies)

Sift together

10 cups flour

3 tsp. soda

1 tsp. cardamon seed, pounded

Mix together

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups dark corn syrup

1 cup lard, melted

1 cup butter, melted

grated rind 2 lemons

Mix with

1 cup almonds, chopped

1/4 lb. citron, sliced thin

1 candied orange peel, chopped

Blend the liquid into the flour and mix into a stiff dough, using more flour if needed. Roll thin, cut into small round cakes and bake at 350F for twelve to eighteen minutes.

Weihnachts Kiichlein (Cookies for Christmas Tree Decoration)

Weihnachts Kiichlein (Cookies for Christmas Tree Decoration)

Sift together

3 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup lard, softened

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. soda

1 cup strong cold coffee

1/2 tsp. salt

1 egg, unbeaten

Add the sugar and egg to the fat and beat until light. Add the flour and coffee alternately and knead into a dough that will roll easily. Roll thin and cut into fancy shapes. Coat with chocolate or sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 400F until light brown.

Wild Honey Cakes

Sift together

5 cups flour

2 cups honey

1 tsp. salt

1 cup butter

2 tbsp. Jamaica ginger

3 tsp. soda

Bring the honey and butter to a boil and then cool. Add the soda and beat until it foams. Pour the honey mixture into the flour and mix well. Knead the dough until it does not stick to the hands. Roll thin and cut into small cakes. Bakes at 400F until light brown.

Vanilla Wafers

Sift together

3 cups flour

1/2 cup Crisco or Lard

2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. milk

2 eggs, unbeaten

1 tsp. vanilla

Cream the sugar and lard together. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour and milk alternately. Knead to a smooth dough, roll very thin, cut into small round cakes and bake at 400F until light brown.

Vol-au-Vent, Chantilly (Tarts)

Puff pastry

sugar

egg, slightly beaten

jam or marmalade

Roll puff pastry thin. Cut with a fluted cutter. From half of the biscuits cut a ring from the center. Brush the biscuits with egg.

Place one with a hole upon a whole biscuit. Bake at 450F for fifteen minutes. Just before removing the cakes from the oven sprinkle them with sugar and bake until glazed. Fill the centers with jam just before serving.

Wafers

2 cups flour, sifted 3 times

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup milk

6 eggs, beatenen for ten minutes

Add the sugar gradually to the eggs. Add the flour and milk alternately, stirring the batter as little as possible. Bake quickly in the wafer iron. Roll while hot.

Walnut Cookies

Sift together

6 cups flour

1 cup molasses

1 tsp. salt

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. Jamaica ginger

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp. soda

1/4 lb. walnuts, chopped

coarse sugar

Mix the molasses, sugar and milk together and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the liquid gradually to the flour and knead into a smooth dough. Roll very thin, cut into two-inch squares, brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar and nuts. Bake at 400F until light brown.

Walnut Wafers

Sift together

3 heaping tbsp. flour

1 cup brown sugar

1/8 tsp. salt

2 eggs, beaten for ten minutes

Mix with 1 cup walnuts, chopped

Add the sugar to the eggs and beat three minutes. Fold in the flour. Drop into small cakes and bake at 400F for about five minutes. These are a very thin crisp wafer.

Water Cakes

Sift together

10 cups flour

2 cups butter

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups milk, boiling hot

2 tbsp. caraway seed

Blend the butter into the flour until the mixture is mealy. Add the caraway seed. Mix into a dough with the milk. Roll very thin and cut into cakes the size of a saucer. Prick full of holes with a fork. Bake at 350F until light brown.

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