Thursday, March 15, 2007

no roll sugar cookies...

Thank goodness the women of the Gainesville Homemaker's Extension Club in 1980 decided to put together a cookbook of Favorite Hometown Recipes. And thank goodness, on page 21, my mother's No Roll Sugar Cookie recipe appears. And one more thank goodness goes out to Mrs. Pettit, my Home Ec teacher, who loved this recipe and gave me the opportunity to bake these cookies every semester I took one of her courses, even the sewing classes (which is possibly why I am so bad at sewing.) She always bragged that this was "Casey's mom's" recipe. I liked the bragging...everyone else liked the cookies.

Here it is as it appears in Favorite Hometown Recipes.

No Roll Sugar Cookies
Carolyn Daugherty

2 eggs
2/3 c. Wesson Oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. grated lemon
3/4 c. sugar
2 c. sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Beat eggs until well blended, stir in the oil, vanilla, and lemon rind. Blend in sugar until mixture thickens; sift flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the oil mixture. Drop by teaspoons about 3 in. apart onto the ungreased sugar cookie sheet. Gently press each cookie flat with bottom of a glass that has been dipped into oil and then sugar, continue dipping into sugar for extra crunchiness, pat several times, bake 8-10 minutes. Remove immediately from cookie sheet. Makes 3 doz. 3 inch cookies.

8 comments:

Casey said...

and sidenote...in this same cookbook you can find Bug's Fried Pies, Dorcas' Raw Apple Cake, Mary Stokes' Impossible Pie, mom's Cream Puffs (dad's favorite) and Cashew Chicken, Lyndell's Candied Pork Chops, and Mary Pettit's popsicles...yes...popsicles...your choice on the kool aid flavor.

Anonymous said...

Why do I not have a copy of this cookbook? How did that happen? Hmm...

Anonymous said...

That anonymous post would be me, the Sister. :)

Casey said...

Well, I don't know why you don't have this cookbook. We only had a hundred of them floating around. It's the only cookbook I used growing up. (Well, besides good ol' Betty.)

Anonymous said...

I would guess, simply a guess, that she beat you to the cookbook and then hide it. :):)

Casey said...

okay...which one of you aunts is NOT on my side! I don't hide anything OR take anything from Caron. She is the thief!!! :) She's probably got stuff that belongs to you guys!! :)

Cindy said...

Casey, this is for Caron. I have THE cookbook, a gift from my sister, your mom. It's been used many times and is not in the best shape. The next time you visit, the cookbook is a gift to you.

Casey said...

Are you KIDDING me? She gets EVERYTHING!! Bratty older sisters...@$#&*&@$%!!!!