Saturday, September 21, 2013

German Almond Cookie Recipe (1929)

Great-Grandmother wrote this one in her handwritten recipe book dated 1929.

1 cupful of shortening

½ cupful of white sugar

1 cupful of brown sugar

2 eggs

½ teaspoonful of vanilla

3 cupful’s of flour

¼ teaspoonful of cinnamon

¼ teaspoonful of nutmeg

½ teaspoonful of soda

¼ teaspoonful of salt

½ cupful of finely chopped almonds

Cream together the shortening and sugar.

Add eggs beaten without separating, then

the vanilla.

Shift together the flour, spices, soda and salt,

And add to the above mixture.

Add the almonds and shape into two long rolls.

Place on wax paper and store in cold place for 12 hours.

Using a sharp knife slice rather thin and bake in hot over 400 degrees.

Six to eight minutes, cookies should be light brown when done.

These are fine to keep in ice box and cook when needed.

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  1. Thank you for sharing! Would love to see a copy of the hand written recipe card. I would give anything to have either of my grandma's recipe cards/books. I am starting one for my daughter, but just not the same as the old handwritten ones...

  2. Sorry, all the handwritten are mostly with pencil and it is so faded out that I had to use a magnified glass to read them. And of course the writing does not show up on scanning or camera.