Thursday, October 11, 2007

Vintage Recipes - Lemon Cherry Treats

Baking is not my best skill, but I've had a request for a vintage cookie recipe. I decided to look for something easy, but different. I've found the following vintage recipe in the 1962 book, The Art of Making Good Cookies, Plain and Fancy. The original recipe called for raisins, but I've altered it slightly with dried cherries.

Lemon Cherry Treats
Yield: 4 dozen

1/2 Cup butter or margerine
3/4 Cup sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp lemon juice
grated rind of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1-3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup dried cherried (raisins, dates, figs)

  1. Cream butter with sugar.
  2. Blend in egg, lemon juice, and grated rind.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients and add, mixing until a compact dough is formed.
  4. Stir in fruit thoroughly.
  5. Form 1" balls.
  6. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  7. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour.
  8. Bake at 400 Degrees for 8-10 minutes.

My husband and I truly enjoyed these. A bit of an accomplishment for one that is known as a terrible baker. Good cook, but terrible baker.


Dolores said...

So sorry for the delay in getting the Round Up done... and in posting a comment here. Thanks for participating!

Melynda Huskey said...

I love the idea of using cherries instead of raisins--I'm not a raisin in cookies person at all. Nice work!

Laura Rebecca said...

Great idea to use cherries -- such a nice twist to pair them with lemon.

The Apron Queen said...

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