1939 Sour Cream Cookies – Old Cookbook Show – Home Ec Spice Cookies Recipe

1939 Sour Cream Cookies – Old Cook Book Show
This cookie recipe is from the Home Economics textbook used in Spokane Washington in 1939. They were a good cookie, but needed a lot more sour cream than the recipe called for. This is a light spice cookies recipe on the old cookbook show.

Sour Cream Cookies
2 ¼ c. sifted flour (I did sift)
3 t. baking powder
½ t. soda
¼ t. salt
½ c. shortening
⅔ c. packed brown sugar
1 egg beaten
½ c. heavy sour cream (recipe needed at least ½ cup extra)
½ t. cinnamon
¼ t. nutmeg
½ c. raisins
Sift flour once, measure add baking powder, soda, salt and sift together. Cream butter and add sugar gradually creaming until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add flour, alternately with sour cream, beating after each addition until smooth. Drop from teaspoon on ungreased baking sheet and bake in a hot oven, 8-10 minutes.

Aunt Eileen’s Sour Cream Cake: https://youtu.be/aGXcuBmlD_c

***I know that in the video it sounds like I didn’t sift the flour before measuring – But I did. In older recipes like this that ask you to sift, then measure; sifting is important to get the right measurement. Recipes that ask you to measure, then sift; I hardly ever sift.

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