By special request! Visitors to the homestead today asked for Addie’s cookie recipe. I am happy to oblige, but must warm you: the recipe does not indicate an oven temperature. Compared to other recipes, I’d say about 350 degrees. But watch the first batch to make sure the oven is not too hot.
1/2 cup butter. 1/4 cup milk. 2 even tsps. baking powder. 1 cup sugar. 1 egg. Flour to roll out thin. (at least two cups)
Cream the butter, add the sugar, milk, egg beaten lightly, and the baking powder mixed with two cups of flour, then enough more flour to roll out. Roll a little at a time. Cut out. Bake about 10 minutes.
Reprinted with permission from
MRS. J. HOODLESS,
President School of Domestic Science, Hamilton. This Book may be used as a Text-Book in any High or Public School, if so ordered by a resolution of the Trustees. TORONTO: THE COPP, CLARK COMPANY, LIMITED, 1898. Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, by The Copp, Clark Company, Limited, Toronto, Ontario, in the Office of the Minister of Agriculture.
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