Thursday, September 29, 2016

Vintage Baking: Lace Cookies

It's been a good long while since I've posted a recipe. But I recently re-discovered a 1920s cookbook I bought several years ago and I thought I had better try some of the recipes.

Isn't this cover so lovely?
Over 15 years ago, I visited my grandfather in Illinois and realised that my grandma Jean had a copy as well! I think it's great that we both picked out the same book, albeit nearly 70 years apart!

The Recipe

Mixing up the dough.

Getting ready to bake!

The finished product. They look a little burnt, but it was just because I used brown sugar, it made them very dark, and not-so-lacy looking. But they tasted lovely! Even the family loved them (usually they just politely try my baked goods and then steer clear of them). 

This recipe went together very well, and despite the dark colour from the brown sugar, turned out very tasty. They were crips and light and very lacy (perhaps brown lace?) I'll definitely make these again!