This cookbook was left to my mom by her mom. It was given to my grandmother by her aunt (written inscriptions inside the cover). Don't you just love old family cookbooks like this? With the scraps of paper stuck inside? Full of old food labels with recipes on them, the pages falling out because it's been used and loved so much? And I think one of my favorite things about this cookbook is that it is one of those community compiled books. Needless to say, this cookbook didn't stay in storage.
There is an old family recipe that I've been trying to hunt down for 20 years. I thought it had been lost forever. But no, it's from this cookbook! There, on page 115, Chocolate Wafer Cookies. These were my dad's favorite cookie and I remember making them as a child and thinking I'd surprise him with them.
I'm so excited to have this recipe again. And I wanted to share it with y'all. So here it is, just as it appeared in this recipe book from 1946:
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Chocolate (cocoa powder)
2-1/2 Cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 Cup Pecans (I don't use them in mine)
1 tsp. Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs and blend well. Then add other ingredients. Roll into little balls and bake at 350 degrees F. about **15 minutes.
**I don't know if ovens have just changed that much in the last 70 years but mine were done in 12 minutes. Keep an eye out on them. (Or a nose).
Cassidy tried one when she got home from work yesterday and after her first bite said, "I can see why they were his favorite." If you try them, I'd love to hear what you think. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for our Leader/Ender linky party to see what everyone is using working on for their "free" quilt!