The Family Cookbook
Culinary Heirlooms

      Today's entries truly validate my subtitle. We can all learn something from these traditional favorites that Grandma Amy Dake and Great Aunt Elizabeth loved making so much. Please enjoy:

Grandma Amy Dake's Strawberry Shortcake
Cream together a half cup butter and a cup of sugar.
Beat in 2 eggs.

Alternate the following dry and wet ingredients:
1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Combine all of the above ingredients.
Bake in an 8"x8" baking dish for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Check with toothpick.*
Add strawberry topping

Great Aunt Elizabeth's Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter**
1/2 cup cup Crisco oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2-1/2 half cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Roll in balls and press.
Sprinkle with sugar, colored or plain.
Bake about 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

* If the toothpick comes out wet, bake longer. Donna suggests that when using a glass pan, the baking temperature should be lowered by 25 degrees.
** Donna warns against substituting margarine in this recipe.

      A heartfelt "Thanks" goes out to my gracious Sister, Donna, for submitting these heirlooms. Say, isn't it about time You sent in a recipe? My recipe "In" pile is getting mighty low! I can't wait to hear from you!

      Next week: An experiment in contrast and comparison!

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