Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies Recipe Book Page 4-5

Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies Recipe Book Page 4-5

Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies Recipe Book Page 4-5

Here you will notice pages 4-5 of the Vintage Spry cookbook “Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies”, published in 1952 and distributed by Lever Brothers Company

Gingerbread Men

Combine and beat thoroughly:

2/3 cup Homogenized Spry
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 unbeaten egg

Add…3/4 cup molasses and blend.

Sift together:

3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda; add to Spry mixture and mix well. Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Roll…only about 1/4 of dough at a time and keep remaining dough chilled. Roll dough 1/8″ thick on floured board. Cut with gingerbread-man cookie cutter. Use bits of raisins for eyes, nose, and mouth. Place on Sprycoated baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake…in moderately hot oven (375°F.) 8-10 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen. Decorate, if desired, with Decorative Frosting, page 21.

Tutti-Frutti Nut Cookies

Combine and beat thoroughly:

1/2 cup Homogenized Spry
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 unbeaten egg

Sift together:

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon soda; add to Spry mixture and blend

Add…3 tablespoons fruit juice or water and mix.

Add:

1 cup chopped filberts
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 lb. (2 1/2 cups) dates, cut in pieces
3 oz. (1/3 cup) chopped candied cherries
3 oz. chopped candied pineapple and mix well.

Drop…level tablespoons of dough on Sprycoated baking sheets.

Bake…in moderate oven (350°F.) 15-20 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.

Kriss Kringle Seedcakes

Combine and beat thoroughly:

1/4 cup Homogenized Spry
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
5 unbeaten eggs

Sift together:

4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda

Stir into flour:

1 teaspoon aniseed
1 tablespoon crushed cardamom seeds
1/4 lb. coarsely ground candied orange peel
1/2 lb. coarsely ground citron

Add…1/2 of flour-fruit mixture to Spry mixture and mix well; add remainder and blend.

Chill…dough 1 hour, then shape into small balls about 3/4″ in diameter. Place on waxed paper and let stand, uncovered, overnight at room temperature.

In morning…brush balls with smooth mixture of 3 tablespoons hot milk and 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar. Place balls 2″ apart on Sprycoated baking sheets.

Bake…in moderate oven (350°F.) 15 minutes. Makes 7 1/2 dozen. For variety, some of the balls can be left uniced and, when baked, rolled in confectioners’ sugar. Store in covered container until used.

Yuletide Cookies

Combine and beat thoroughly:

1/2 cup Homogenized Spry
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk

Beat…4 egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored; add to Spry mixture and mix well.

Sift together:

1 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder; add to Spry mixture and blend.

Mix:

3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Shape…cookie mixture into 3/4″ balls and roll in cinnamon-pecan mixture. Place balls 3″ apart on Sprycoated baking sheets.

Bake…in moderate oven (350°F.) 10-12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.

Seed ‘n’ Spice Cookies. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed coriander seed, 1 1/2 teaspoons aniseed, 1 teaspoon cinnamon in first mixing step. Roll cookie balls in finely chopped walnuts instead of pecans and cinnamon. Bake as directed.

Hundreds-and-Thousands Cookies. Roll the balls of dough in tiny multicolored candies. Bake as directed.

Aniseed Cookies. Add 1 tablespoon crushed aniseed and 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind in first mixing step. Roll the balls of cookie dough in granulated sugar instead of pecans and cinnamon. Bake as directed.

Caraway Cookies. Add 1 tablespoon caraway seed in first mixing step. Roll the balls of dough in granulated sugar. Bake as directed.

Coconut-Orange Cookies. Add 3/4 teaspoon grated orange rind, 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind, and 1/2 cup finely chopped coconut in first mixing step. Roll the balls of dough in 3/4 cup finely chopped coconut, then bake as directed.

Almond Cookies. Omit vanilla and add 1 teaspoon almond extract. Roll balls of dough in 3/4 cup finely chopped blanched almonds, then bake as directed.

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