Old School Pastry | Original 1922 Girl Scout Cookie Recipe
The Girl Scouts didn’t always have boxes or bags of cookies to sell to people – they mixed up the cookies themselves. Before 1936 when commercial bakeries got involved baking and packaging, Girl Scouts baked their own cookies. The recipe below is for sugar cookies, which probably equates to the ‘Shortbreads’ or ‘Trefoils’ that are …
Old School Pastry: Peanut Recipes
This classic recipe comes from my 1927 copy of The Rumford Complete Cook Book by Lily Haxworth Wallace who was a “Lecturer, Teacher, and Writer on Domestic Science.” It calls for mixing the dough, rolling out thinly, and then cutting with a round cutter.  
These recipes are from Ida Bailey Allen’s Modern Cook Book (or Mrs. Allen on Cooking, Menus Service) from the early 1920s. Those not familiar with Mrs. Allen, she was to America then what Martha Stewart is to America now. She was the first homemaking giant. She hosted her own radio show, was an editor for …
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