Three Vintage Desserts | Bake Heart-shaped Cookies To Delight Children (1935)

Bake Heart-shaped Cookies To Delight Children

Why not a well packed box of dainty heart shaped cookies for a Valentine? No rich and purchased chocolates could hold the same appeal.

Heart Hermits will delight the younger members of the family and best of all – they are good for them.

You will need  1/3 c. Butter, 2/3 c. Sugar, 1 egg, 2 tbsp. milk, 1 ¾ c. Flour, or more, ½ c. Bran, ½ c. Raisins, 1 tsp. baking powder, ¾ tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. cloves, 1/4 tsp. mace, ¼ tsp. nutmeg and ½ tsp. salt.

Cream the butter, add the sugar and egg, and beat well. Add the milk and bran, raisins and flour which has been sifted with the spices.

Chill, roll thin, cut with heart shaped cutter and bake in a moderate oven. When the cases are cool, they may be frosted with confectioners sugar frosting – colored with red.

Little cinnamon heart candies may decorate the centers.

A box of Marguerites will seem a great luxury to people who do not do their own baking.

Take 3 eggs, 1 1/2 c. brown sugar, ¾ c. flour, ¾ tsp. Tsp. baking powder, ½  tsp. Salt, 3/4 c. nuts and 3/4 c. bran. Beat eggs slightly and add remaining ingredients in order given.

Fill tiny buttered heart shaped tins 2-3 full of mixture. Bake in moderate over ten to fifteen minutes.

Thirty-six small cakes will reward you.

Cream cheese cookies, white and crisp, look particularly gala when decorated with shining colored cake sugar.

The recipe calls for 1 c. butter, ½ c. Sugar, 2 egg yolks, ¼ lb. cream cheese, ½ c. Sour cream, 3 c. flour and 2 tsp. baking powder.

Cream butter until light, adding sugar with egg yolks, one at a time. Work in cream cheese smoothly, next add some sour cream and lastly sifted flour and baking powder. Roll very thin on floured board, cut and bake about 12 minutes in moderate oven.

Makes about sixty.

Source: Rochester Evening Journal, February1935

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