Brown Sugar Cookies

2 cups brown sugar

1 cup melted shortening

3 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoons baking-powder Flour to mix stiff

Mix ingredients in order given. Add just enough flour to roll. Cut into shapes as desired. Sprinkle with brown sugar, and bake in a moderate oven (350°-375o F., 10-12 minutes).

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Chocolate Drop Cookies

2 squares chocolate 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon soda

1 egg

2 cups flour

1/2 cup sweet milk

Melt the chocolate and add to the melted shortening. Add sugar, egg and milk, then the soda and flour sifted together. Drop by spoonfuls on greased pans, and bake in a moderate oven (375°-400° F., 12-15 minutes). Frost, if desired.


2 squares chocolate 1/4 cup shortening 1 cup white sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup nuts

Melt chocolate and add it to the melted shortening. Add sugar, egg, salt and flour and chopped nuts. Pour into greased baking-pans, and bake in a moderate oven (350°-400° F.) about twenty minutes. They will look half baked, but mark off in squares or strips when you take them from the oven, and they will harden as they cool. Remove from the pans when cool. Serve with afternoon tea. These resemble fudge in taste and appearance.

Nut Cookies

1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon vanilla or almond

2 teaspoons baking-powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon milk 1 cup chopped nuts

Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs well beaten. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk. Stir in nuts and flavoring and mix well. Drop from teaspoon on a greased baking-sheet and place a nut on top of each. Bake in a moderate oven (375°-400° F., 12-15 minutes). This makes about three dozen cookies.

Crisp Ginger Cookies

2/3 cup sugar 1 cup molasses 1 cup shortening 1 teaspoon soda

2 teaspoons ginger 1/4 cup vinegar Flour to mold

Mix sugar, molasses and vinegar. Add melted shortening. Sift soda and ginger with one cup of flour and add mixture. Add enough flour to roll very thin. Bake in a moderate oven (375o F.) watching carefully, as ginger cookies burn rather easily.

Peanut Cookies

1/4 cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking-powder

1 cup chopped peanuts

Melt shortening; add brown sugar, eggs and milk. Add sifted salt, flour and baking-powder, and chopped peanuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased pans, an inch or two apart. Place a half peanut on each and bake in a quick oven (400° F.).