Have you spent any time looking through vintage cookbooks. Go back a few decades and it becomes quickly apparent how much time our grandmothers spent baking from scratch. Most of the cookie recipes don’t tell you how long to cook them or the oven temp. You’re just supposed to know! The best trick? Use a moderate oven temp around 350 degrees and keep a watch on your cookies after 5 or 6 minutes. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Even a bad cookie can be good!
SOUR CREAM COOKIES
1 cup thick sour cream
1 teaspoon soda
a pinch of salt
1 cup granulated sugar
Flour enough to roll. Flavor to taste. Bake.
3 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 c. shortening (half butter and half lard)
1 c. sugar and 2 eggs beaten together
4 tbsp. of milk, mix with flour and shortening.
Flavor with vanilla.
Roll thin and sprinkle with sugar. Bake.