Thursday, August 27, 2009

The cool day's are on their way!

Today we are having a taste of fall here in the Midwest. 62 Degrees in August is not the norm, but it puts me in mind of all the wonderful times to be had in the fall. As soon as the weather turns cooler, I bust out all my cookbooks, and look for all those wonderful, long cooking, meals that make the house smell so wonderful and cozy. I love the vintage cookbooks, the recipes inside are always comforting. Old fashioned roasts and stews that are fragrent, delicious and warm you up all over. Here is a wonderful book I found from a church in Iowa. Complete with notes and handwritten recipe cards inside. The perfect book to warm up a cold house in fall.

"A Book of Favorite Recipes Compiled by Woman's Society of Christian Service of First Methodist Church, Fort Madison, Iowa, 1961". (Flourisheshome on etsy)

Here is one of the loose recipe's that have been stashed between the pages for safe keeping. I have not tried this one yet, but it sounds delish! Let me know.

Swedish Honey Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cream butter, sugar, and honey; beat in egg. Stir flour with remaining ingredients. Stir into creamed mixture, working to make a soft dough. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Chill. On a well-floured surface, roll each portion to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; bake at 375 degrees till golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.


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