"This recipe is over 75 documented years old as it has been passed down from generation to generation in my Kentucky family...a real reminder of the warm, comforting cookie a loving mother shares with her children on a cold, wintry day." — Levee
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Fair taste, yet these cookies were a tad dry. I liked the idea of an old fashioned recipe, however this was essentially cake, made up into cookies.
This was a great old-fashioned tasting cookie! It is definitely cakey, so if you don't care for those kinds of cookies, then this is probably not for you. I added a tablespoon of vanilla and a teaspoon of nutmeg and cinnamon to make it more flavorful. I iced it with an orange powdered sugar glaze at the end (3 tablespoons of oj, 1.5 cups of powdered sugar). The dough was not for cutting, so I made these as drop cookies and they formed beautifully. Also, I ended up with a lot more cookies than the recipe called for...so plan on making some for others as well! Everyone will thank you for it!
The batter was soupy. I added a tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp all spice, then poured it into a prepared pan and baked it like a cake.
I really liked this recipe. This is not a rich cookie--it is delicately flavored and has a soft, dry, cake-like texture. Which is exactly what I was looking for. The dough is very soft and hard to work with--I had to put a ton of flour on the board to keep it from sticking. I used a 2" cutter and baked them for about 12 minutes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
One, Two, Three, Four Cookies
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 101
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