Aunt Jenny's Old-Fashioned Christmas CookiesHere is part of page 7 and the complete page 8 of the vintage Spry cookbook “Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies”. This was published in 1952 and distributed by Lever Brothers Company (the maker of Spry shortening) and featured the company’s advertising character “Aunt Jenny”.

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Page 7 of Cookbook - Click To View Larger SizeChocolate Nut Wafers

Combine and beat thoroughly:

1/2 cup Homogenized Spry
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 ounces chocolate, melted
2 unbeaten eggs

Add:

3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chopped pecans, English walnuts, or black walnuts and mix well.

Measure out…level tablespoons of dough on Sprycoated baking sheets. Flatten cookies by stamping with a flat-bottomed glass covered with a damp cloth.

Bake…in moderate oven (350°F.) 10-12 minutes. Makes 3 1/2 dozen.

Cocoa Nut Wafers. Omit chocolate and add 9 tablespoons cocoa in the first mixing step. Increase Spry to 2/3 cup. Shape and bake as above.

Rob Roy Cookies

Combine and beat thoroughly:

1 cup Homogenized Spry
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
2 unbeaten eggs

Sift together:

1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon soda; add to Spry mixture and blend.

Add:

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chopped seeded raisins, and mix thoroughly.

Measure out…level tablespoons of dough on Sprycoated baking sheets. Flatten cookies by stamping with a flat-bottomed glass covered with a damp cloth.

Bake…in moderately hot oven (375°F.) 10-15 minutes. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

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Jack-and-Jill Cookies

Combine and beat thoroughly:

1/2 cup Homogenized Spry
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 unbeaten egg

Sift together:

3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda; add to Spry mixture and blend.

Add:

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup each of finely cut uncooked prunes and apricots (or dates and raisins); mix well.

Measure out…level tablespoons of dough on Sprycoated baking sheets. Flatten cookies by stamping with a flat-bottomed glass covered with a damp cloth.

Bake…in moderate oven (350°F.) 10-12 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.

Peanut Cookies. Omit fruits and add 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped fine.

Raisin (or Date) and Peanut. Omit prunes and apricots; add 3/4 cup finely cut raisins or dates; and 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped fine.

Patty’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Combine and beat thoroughly:

1 cup Homogenized Spry
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 unbeaten eggs

Sift together:

1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda; add to Spry mixture and blend.

Add…1/2 cup chopped blanched salted peanuts and mix.

Measure out…level tablespoons of dough on Sprycoated baking sheets and press with fork.

Bake…in moderately slow oven (325°F.) 15-20 minutes. Makes 6 dozen.

Grandmother’s Ginger Cookies

Combine and beat thoroughly:

1 cup Homogenized Spry
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1 unbeaten egg

Add…1 cup molasses and blend.

Sift together:

4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda; add to Spry mixture and blend.

Measure out…level tablespoons of dough on Sprycoated baking sheets. Flatten cookies by stamping with a flat-bottomed glass covered with a damp cloth.

Bake…in moderate oven (350°F.) 12-15 minutes. Makes 6 1/2 dozen.

Party Molasses Crisps

Combine and beat thoroughly:

1/2 cup Homogenized Spry
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup molasses
1 unbeaten egg

Sift together:

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda; add to Spry mixture and blend.

Add:

1/3 cup finely cut candied orange peel
1/2 cup chopped pecans and blend.

Measure out…level tablespoons of dough on Sprycoated baking sheets. Flatten cookies by stamping with a flat-bottomed glass covered with a damp cloth. Sprinkle with sugar or brush with egg white and sprinkle with chopped pecans and sugar.

Bake…in moderate oven (350°F.) 12-15 minutes. Makes 3 1/2 dozen.

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