One of the relaxing days this past four-day holiday weekend found me speckled with flour as I made numerous batches of cookies, several from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book circa 1963 (shown in the picture).They reprinted in 2002 and I bought one for my sister, but I have an original that Mom picked up at a flea market when I threatened to kidnap hers. The thing I love about this used version is that it came complete with cookie-batter stained pages. I take this as a recommendation from the previous owner, almost better than words written in the margins. After all, if the pages look used, the cook was either very messy (a kindred spirit) or she made some recipe on that page often. The other thing I love about this cookbook is that it's chock full of pictures of the cookies along with names and page numbers. Sometimes I don't remember all my favorites by name, but I sure do remember what they looked like!
Thursday, December 27, 2007