Cookies Contain Vitamins
Yes, really! Dating back to 1925 the fact that cookies contain vitamins has been a well-known fact, but now seems to be a buried fact…
The following information is from a 1925 cookbook called simply, “Home Made Cookies“. Below the citation is an image from the book.
In any event, with Christmas cookie season right around the corner, here’s some food for thought to appease any guilt you may feel when going all out with your special cookies!
And do remember, it’s homemade cookies (note the words, “Natural state”) this cookbook and we are referring to – store bought won’t cut it, sorry.
“Cookies are not only a source of special joy to the children and the grown-ups – these delicious morsels of cake are also good for the health.”
“There are so many different kinds of cookies – crisp, soft, thick, thin, rolled, drop, plain, nut and many others – that the possibility for variety is almost unlimited.”
“Today more than ever, we are conscious of the importance of keeping fit. Housewives are giving more attention to selection and serving foods that are pleasing to the taste and at the same time build healthy bodies. Baked foods contribute vitamins. In serving a variety of cookies, you can supply your family with many food products, which in their natural state are rich in needed vitamins. Among these are whole wheat, butter, eggs, milk, peanut butter, fruits, nuts, raisins and many others.”
“A good supply of cookies…will delight your family and friends and make you famous for your cookie jar.”
Cookie Starter Recipes
Following are two long-time favorites: Peanut Butter Cookies and Honey Wafers. Peanut butter with its protein and honey with its natural sweetening ability truly isn’t all that bad for us. Use the raw honey suggested for the most natural effect; however, you are free to use your favorite honey if you prefer. These will be delicious either way.
These recipes have been adapted from the 1925 “Home Made Cookies” cookbook put out by a company called K C Baking Powder.
Peanut Butter Cookies
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups sifted cake flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream butter, add peanut butter and cream again; gradually beat in sugar. Add egg, milk and flour sifted twice with baking powder and salt. Mix to a soft dough, roll into a thin sheet and cut into rounds. Place on buttered pans, dredge with granulated sugar and bake in hot oven (400 to 450 degrees) for 7 to 10 minutes. Makes 5 to 6 dozen two-inch Peanut Butter Cookies.
- 2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup strained raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together three times. Cream the butter, add the sugar gradually and mix well. Add the honey and flavoring, and then the flour mixture in several portions, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Roll in a thin sheet on a floured board, cut with small cookie cutter and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake cookies in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 7 dozen small cookies.
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