Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies Recipe Book Page 20

Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies Recipe Book Page 20

Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies Recipe Book Page 20

“Here you will notice page 20 of the Vintage Spry cookbook “Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies”, published in 1952 and distributed by Lever Brothers Company”

PEANUT MACAROONS. On a sweltering afternoon, pass cool-off glasses of minted fruit juice or iced tea with a plateful of these crisp peanut delights. Or serve them in the cool of the evening with dishes of ice cream or sherbet. These crunchy snaps are favorites with the youngsters, too. Pack a generous box and tuck it into the picnic hamper.

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons as follows: Add 1 tablespoon milk in first mixing step…Use 1 cup chopped blanched salted peanuts instead of walnuts…Omit cinnamon…Yield 5 1/2 dozen. Use all brown sugar, if desired.

SPICY APPLE “MACS”. Pack a few of these wholesome “Macs” in those go-to-school lunches. The youngsters will love their fresh-apple flavor and spicy zip.

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons as follows: Omit the granulated sugar and use 2 cups light or dark brown sugar, firmly packed…Add 1 cup unpared ground or finely chopped raw apples with the nuts…Increase the cinnamon to 1 teaspoon and add 1 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cloves…Shape and bake as directed, only this dough is softer and need not be pressed with fork before baking…Yield: 6 1/2 dozen fruity, spicy treats.

ORANGE ‘N’ DATE MACAROONS. Serve these “tempters” to the Halloween crowd along with apples, nuts, and cider…or with twin scoops of orange ice and chocolate ice cream.

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons as follows: Omit vanilla and cinnamon…Add 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind, and 1 tablespoon orange juice in first mixing step…Add 3/4 cup chopped dates with the nuts…Shape and bake as directed…Yield: 5 1/2 dozen.

CINNAMON SUGAR PLUMS. Get the holidays off to a good start by filling the cookie jar with these spicy, sugar-crusted goodies. Wonderful Thanksgiving nibbles after the big feast!

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons as follows: Add 1 tablespoon coffee beverage, grape juice, or milk in first mixing step…Add 3/4 cup chopped raisins with the nuts…Increase cinnamon to 2 teaspoons and add 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon allspice. Shape the dough in 1 1/4″ balls and roll each ball in a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon…Place balls on Sprycoated baking sheets…Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 12-15 minutes. (Be careful not to overbake.)…Cool about 2 minutes before removing cookies from baking sheets…Yield: 5 1/2 dozen spicy, crisp cookies.

HOLIDAY DELIGHTS. Gift suggestion for a friend: pack a tin of these “candied fruities,” wrap them gaily, and tuck in your hand-written copy of the recipe.

Use recipe for Lever House Macaroons as follows: Use 3/4 teaspoon almond extract instead of vanilla and 1/2 cup unblanched, chopped toasted almonds instead of walnuts…Add 1/2 cup chopped candied cherries and 1/4 cup chopped candied citron…Shape and bake as directed…Yield: 5 1/2 dozen. Or use 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 3/4 cup each chopped filberts and mixed candied fruits and peels instead of toasted almonds, candied cherries, and citron.

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