- File Size: 430 KB
- Print Length: 55 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 28, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00736BMBA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #996,152 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Vintage Cookie Recipes Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The first time I heard of Bourbon Balls was probably about the time they were invented in the Fifties. We were going south to spend Christmas with my mother's family in a "dry county" in North Carolina. Leftover from Prohibition days, no alcohol could be sold in dry counties - or "imported" for that matter. (Moonshine was quite popular!) Knowing that my uncle quite liked a bit of bourbon now and again, my mother made a batch of Bourbon Balls to take along. About the time that can was being passed, my tee-totaler Grandma, not realizing there was bourbon in them, decided to try one . . and then another . . . and then a third. That was the only time in anyone's living memory Grandma had one too many, a topic that came up every Christmas baking season as Mom made those Bourbon Balls again.
There are other goodies in here too. Congo Bars are lovely as are the Forgotten Cookies. The recipes are well laid out and the book does contain an interactive Table of Contents accessible from the Kindle Navigation Menu.
You're sure to find some favorites in this one. Recommended.
The recipes are clear, very easy to read, and appear to be complete. The instructions are compatible with my baking experience and I wouldn't hesitate to try any of them. The Mud Hens, in particular, sound really interesting.
Some of them are classics that I have seen variations of multiple times, and some are new to me. Each recipe is on its own page (read on Kindle PC) and the formatting appears to be clean and consistent. The last instruction on the bourbon cookies made me laugh out loud (and wonder what the story is behind it).
I am not entirely sure how "vintage" I would consider a recipe using cake mix, but honestly - it's been around long enough that "Grandma" could well have used it. Several of the recipes do, in fact, fit well with my association of that word, so I'm not going to worry about it.
Why doesn't it get 5 stars? Mainly because it doesn't have that unique, personalized touch. I don't know anything about the author or why she selected these particular recipes, if she made them or if her grandmother did. That's my standard for a 5-star cookbook review - good recipes, clear instructions, few errors, and a bit of personalization, something to make it stand out a bit.
I have been baking, and enjoying, cookies for years, so a chance to explore some vintage cookie recipes was simply irresistible.
This well-formatted book has instructions that are clear and easy to follow.
I'm already getting out my measuring cups, bowls and cookie sheets so I can get started on these intriguing recipes. I particularly can't wait to try the Forgotten Cookies recipe. I've never made anything like them before and I've baked a lot of cookies in my time.
Thanks for such a great collection of vintage recipes.
Peanut Blossom Cookies
French Swiss Cookie
There is an interactive table of contents making it easy to navigate through the cookbook.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
And very tasty ones. Vintage cookie s are not old overworked, they are tasty and easy and standard with just a twist!Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very interesting choice on book topic Amy Renee. You could have explained how to make the cookies a little further. I Alex Frank, give this book 3 stars. CongratsPublished 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
Easy recipes and ones I haven't seen before. I will enjoy trying them and am sure the grandkids will like them.Published 22 months ago by Lisak
Well formatted, with an interactive table of contents and easy instructions. To make this better, i would suggest adding antidotes to the recipes.Published on May 26, 2014 by Liliputonparade
It has a lot of good recipes in this book. I use it quite frequently. I would recommend this book for those who like vintage recipes.Published on January 18, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Old time recipes. Just what I wanted. Wish there were more. Great price great recipes. Go ahead and buy it.Published on April 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Similar recipes are available on line, but in general, not a bad collection. And it was free. So who can complain?Published on February 18, 2013 by Marc L. Levi