Friday, January 16, 2015

Brown Sugar Cookies, Corn Meal Muffins - Family Friday Recipe

This recipes comes from a collection Emma Bickerstaff Meinzen, my maternal grandmother, wrote in a Webster's Spelling booklet.  I believe they were written in the mid-1910s or early 1920s.  The recipes appear to have been well-used though I don't remember seeing Gramma use them.

As with most recipes from this time period the instructions, oven temperatures, and baking times are limited or omitted.  In fact, the recipe for Brown Sugar Cookies does not include the dry ingredients or the measurements for those ingredients.  It was either an oversight or there were generally accepted quantities to be used for certain kinds of recipes.  (I looked for more of the recipe on the previous and subsequent pages, both front and back, but it was not there.) 

Brown Sugar Cookies
2 eggs.
5 tablespoon Sweet milk.
{Put dry ingredients
{together and make
{a well in center
{and put in
{remainder.
{Beat well together.

Corn Meal Muffins
1 Egg.
1/2 cup Sugar --(Not quite)
2 tablespoon lard
              --beat to cream
1 cup Milk.
1 cup white flower [sic].
1 cup corn meal.
2 teaspoon Baking
                      powder.
Salt.



--Nancy.

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1 comment:

  1. I want to try these recipes! They look delicious!

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