1948 Betty Crocker Christmas Cooky


Tis the season to bake and I have included some of my favorite recipes from my grandmother Caroline Mionske.  My grandmothers handwriting dots this old  Betty Crocker cookbook.  She loved to bake and so do I.  Every year  I do this in remembrance of Christmas past.

Russian Tea Cake

1 cup soft butter

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 tsp good vanilla

2 1/4 cups sifted flour

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup finely chopped nut

Cream  butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.  Stir in flour, salt, and  nuts. Dough will seem to be a little dry. Make sure flour is sifted as with many old recipe this seems to still need it.  Chill dough. Roll into 1 inch balls Bake until set.  Cooked dough will still look white but bottoms will be light brown. Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm, then re-roll before serving. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.



Peanut Blossoms

These cookies are from the 1980’s.

1/2 cup Butter

3/4 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

2 Tablespoons milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

9 oz Hershey kisses unwrapped

Cream butter and peanut butter.  Add sugar and brown sugar.  Add egg, mill, and vanilla.  Beat untill  creamy.  Combine flour, baking soda,and salt, gradually add to creamed mixture..  Chill dough.  Roll into one inch balls then roll into granulated sugar.  Bake 350 10 minutes until set. Remove from oven and place a Hershey’s Kiss on top.  They will melt sticking to cookie.  Store when completely cool and Kiss is hardened.