Nothing evokes the charms of the country kitchen like the smell of freshly baked cookies--or better yet, the taste. With the 300-plus recipes in this cookbook, you’ll be able to recreate the best loved cookies and bars ever to come from those kitchens. Drawn from the pages of Farmer’s Wife Magazine, the recipes include such well-loved classics as peanut butter and oatmeal cookies and toffee squares and special treats like Danish Love Krandse and Scotch shortbread. All are adapted for the modern kitchen, while preserving the time-tested tastes and traditions of the American heartland.
From the Back Cover
The Farmer’s Wife was a monthly magazine published in Minnesota between the years 1893 and 1939. In an era long before the Internet and high-speed travel connected us all, The Farmer’s Wife magazine gave hard-working rural women a place to find—and share—advice about everything from raising chickens to running a farm kitchen. One of the magazine’s most popular offerings was advice on baking, providing farm family recipes for making everything from basic bread to much-loved holiday desserts. This collection focuses on cookies, one of the more popular (and portable) favorite baked treats on the farm.
Recipes for everything from classic stand-bys like peanut butter cookies and oatmeal cookies to special treats like Danish Love Krandse and Scotch Short Bread are all included here, inviting readers everywhere to re-create the fragrant kitchens and delectable tastes of farm days gone by. Adapted for the needs of the modern kitchen, these classic recipes preserve the flavor of a life dedicated to feeding not just the family but the nation. They offer nostalgia and the chance to bake in a tradition unmatched since the 1930s.
Here’s a sampling of the recipes you’ll find inside:
Orange Sugar Cookies
Sour Cream Molasses Cookies
Swedish Spritz Cookies
Brown Sugar Drops
Apple Oatmeal Bars
Chocolate Ice Box Cookies
Old English Gingerbread with Fruit FillingGrandmother’s Crullers