Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies Recipe Book Page 18-19

Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies Recipe Book Page 18-19

Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies Recipe Book Page 18-19

“Here you will notice page 18-19 of the Vintage Spry cookbook “Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies”, published in 1952 and distributed by Lever Brothers Company”

With this single basic recipe for Lever House Macaroons you can make exciting cookies all through the year! January through December–there’s a macaroon for every month–each one different and all delicious!

LEVER HOUSE MACAROONS. Here’s a basic recipe! Flaky-crisp cookies with crinkly crusts, delightful chewiness, wonderful flavor! Perfect with New Year’s punch or eggnog…good for fireside snacks, too.

Combine and beat thoroughly:

1 cup Homogenized Spry
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 unbeaten eggs

Stir in…1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Sift together:

1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda; add to Spry mixture and blend.

Add…3 cups rolled oats and mix well.

Measure out…level tablespoons of dough on Sprycoated baking sheets, leaving a little space between. Press with fork.

Bake…in moderate oven (350°F.) 12-15 minutes. Cool about 2 minutes before removing cookies from baking sheets. Makes 5 1/2 dozen.

LOLLIPOPS. Let gay Macaroon Lollipops be the star of the youngsters’ Valentine party! Cap them with sparkling cellophane and tie with perky red bows.

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons. Measure out level tablespoons of dough on Sprycoated baking sheets, leaving a little space between…For lollipop sticks, use 4″ lengths of paper drinking straws, plastic straws, or wooden skewers. Insert one in each mound of dough with straws parallel with sheet…For sparkling color on the lollipops, sprinkle dough with bits of finely cut gumdrops…Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 12-15 minutes…Cool about 2 minutes before removing the cookies from the baking sheets…Yield: 5 1/2 dozen. To “dress-up” the lollipops for a party, cut cellophane in 6″ x 9″ pieces and “gather” a piece around each cookie. Tie cellophane to straw with narrow ribbon, making a perky little bow. A pretty assortment of lollipops can be made using different colors of cellophane and harmonizing ribbons.

BANANA NUTTIES. A Spring delight with fresh-banana flavor and the crunch-crunch of walnuts. Serve them St. Patrick’s Day with lime sherbet and a flourish o’ green.

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons as follows: Omit granulated sugar and use 2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed. Increase walnuts to 1 cup. Add 1 cup mashed ripe bananas with the nuts…Increase cinnamon to 1 teaspoon and add 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg…Shape and bake as directed, only this dough is softer and need not be pressed with fork before baking…Yield: 6 1/2 dozen.

SCOTTISH COOKIE-ROONS. As welcome as the soft spring showers are these bonnie macaroons that intermingle a bevy of sprightly flavors and textures: dates, raisins, toasted oats.

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons, adding 1/3 cup chopped dates and 1/3 cup chopped raisins with the nuts…Shape and bake as directed…Yield: 5 1/2 dozen. Or use 1/3 cup each chopped dates, figs, nuts, and shredded coconut.

CRUNCHY COCO-ROONS. For Maytime parties, try these macaroons enhanced with coconut and a fillip of orange and almond extracts. Delectable with strawberry ice cream!

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons as follows: Omit vanilla, cinnamon, and nuts…Add 1/4 teaspoon orange extract and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract in first step…Add 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut to Spry-sugar mixture before adding flour…Shape and bake as directed…Yield: 5 1/2 dozen.

SUGAR-CRISP TEA MACAROONS. This dainty tidbit is perfect refreshment for bridal showers and wedding receptions. A petite cookie with sugary sparkle and enchanting flavor!

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons as follows: Omit cinnamon…Use 1/2 teaspoon almond extract instead of vanilla…Add 1 cup coconut with nuts. Shape the dough in small 3/4″ balls…Roll each ball in granulated sugar and place on Sprycoated baking sheets…Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 12 minutes, or until a very delicate brown. (Be careful not to overbake.) Cool about 2 minutes before removing cookies from baking sheets…Yield: 10-11 dozen.

PRALINE MACAROONS. These pecan “yum-yums” are a top-notch sweet for picnics. Or serve them with sugared berries or chilled melon balls at garden suppers.

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons as follows: Omit granulated sugar and use 2 cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed…Use 3/4 teaspoon vanilla…Omit cinnamon…Omit walnuts and use 1 cup chopped pecans…Shape and bake as directed…Yield: 5 1/2 dozen…For a tempting variation of Praline Macaroons, substitute 1 cup chopped black walnuts for pecans. Or make Coconut Praline Macaroons by using light brown sugar instead of dark and substituting 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut for 1 cup pecans

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