Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Morning Baking


Hello! Do ever get up in the morning and have the need to bake something sweet? Well, this morning was like that for me. I bought this recipe book, dated 1931, the other day and was intrigued by some of the recipes. The book is filled with really simple pleasures. Made me think that this would have been the types of foods that my grandmothers must have made when they were young moms.

P1010032t I had all of the ingredients in my pantry and fridge to make the Norwegian Cakes. They just sounded yummy and simple to make.

P1010029u I made a single batch which ended up to be about six dozen cookies. I think that these would be super good with a little lemon or orange zest added to the dough. The cookies are really light and not really sweet. Good dunkin’ cookies for tea or coffee.


This past weekend I found this wonderful old glass canister with vintage decals. My friend Lila had it for sale in her space and it had my name allllllll over it. (Thank you, Lila!!) More cookies are in the oven to fill it all up for my family.


But first, this tray of cookies are going to a very special friend, Miss Sandi.


There were other recipes in the book that sounded good….here are just a few….




My grandmothers and momma use to make wonderfully cool summer desserts, and the orange mousse layer reminded me of just one of them. I think I will make it for the weekend, which will ONLY BE 104 degrees!! Lemon ice cubes and orange mousse sounds perfectly refreshing!!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh do they smell good!
Benny & Lily

fiberdoodles said...

Oh these look so yummy!

Patty Marker said...

Yikes...104! I guess it's back to reality. I saw we'll be in the triple digits, too. How nice a cool recipe sounds.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love the old recipe books....those cookie-cakes look yummy and a bit old-fashioned! (in a good way)

Pondside said...

You're way hotter than we are here....and you're still baking! You're amazing!

Deborah said...

Heart-warming too!
I love gazing through old recipe books too.
These look so good!
And the other tips are great! Ill have to try the ice-cube one!!
Especially with the lemon in it for lemonade!
Thanks for sharing...and Im always in the mood for something sweet Becky!

Deborah xoxo

Eclectic Chic Style said...

Those look like our modern day little teacakes. Sound and look amazing. I seriously want one with my coffee this morning. Love the jar they are in too!!!

Rebecca said...

Refreshing, indeed! And those cookies look scrumptious! I could totally get into those this morning with my cup of coffee! :)

Have a blessed day, my friend!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your cookies look scrumptious! I love old recipe books like yours. Neat post!

Unknown said...

Yes I do sometimes just need to bake! Fortunately, I can march it right in to work! Otherwise I have no self control and will eat it all. :)

These look yummy!


Sunny Simple Life said...

These look wonderful and so yummy. Perfect in your jar. I love to collect old cookbooks too. Some of the recipes can be kind of interesting for today but like you I love the old simple recipes.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I haven't had breakfast yet...may I have some of your cookies please?

becky up the hill said...

Love the references to the 'electric refrigerator'..always fun to find an old cookbook that is promoting a product. Makes it all the more fun. Ha, a recipe for ice cubes. p.s. after our cool fresh rain, this heat is!

Denise said...

Going to be so hot here also..... We are having a heat wave.... Temps in triple digits which we usually do not get till end of July or August.. Today they say will break all records.... Pool time!!!!!!!!

Carol said...

You're welcome to show up any morning & bake at my house!

Elsie said...

Becky those look delicious, milk dunkin' good. The ice cube recipe
sounded "cool" literally. Love the instructions about turning the
control up. It's only 108 degrees here so your 104 is a cool wave.
LOL. I freeze the juice from my lemons off my tree in ice cube trays and make lemonade in the Summertime, sometimes with strawberries. I'll trade you some lemonade for some of those cookies.:)

GranthamLynn said...

Oh they do look yummy. And some people say no one buys cookbook. I knew they were wrong. I am not the only cookbook lover! Enjoy the 4th stay cool!

Kathleen Grace said...

Yummy looking recipe, I'm not sure how you make them without a Majestic Electric Fridge though, since it's part of the recipe directions and all;>) Not so sweet cookies actually sound pretty good to me, like shortbread? The glass canister is the bomb too! Vintage cookies look just perfect in it:>) Hope your 4th is a happy one!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Now aren't those yummy looking!
I love looking at recipes in old cookbooks. Sometimes they work (better than newer versions) and sometimes not. But those cookies certainly traveled well through time. :)

LeAnn said...

Those look yummy, perfect for dipping in my coffee:)

Deborah said...

Not only do they look good but I do believe that I can smell those cookies all the way here!

Vee said...

Oh that vintage recipe does look good. One must be brave making vintage recipes because tastes have changed through the years. I made Mrs. Lincoln's white almond cake and it was not the greatest. Methods, ingredients, everything has evolved I guess. I do like the idea about fruit in ice cubes. Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Becky!

Anonymous said...

The cookies look so pretty on the blue plate. I so seldom bake, I think my husband would flip if I did. You make it look so easy.

JG said...

How neat to bake a treat from a vintage cookbook! Those cookies sure look good. :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

We're home and digging a tunnel through beach sand and dirty laundry! I'm glad to be back online so that I can get caught up on your beautiful blog. Your 1931 cookbook is just delightful and the cookies look so yummy.

Have a lovely 4th of July!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Mmmmm..... do those ever look tasty!

Anonymous said...

Becky, I like to see your other post on my blog, and is very welcome!
You could send me the recipe of these cookies? I would love to make them and certainly dedicate them to you!
I will be in waiting, ok?
Have a beautiful blessed afternoon.

Mimos da ClaralĂș! said...

Hello Becky! Thanks again for your care and attention. You're awesome!I'm sad because I do not know what "cup sou cream", here in Brazil I have no idea where to find, I can substitute another ingredient or another name is more popular? Please! I really want to do that cookies ...
Thank you once again!
May God bless you always.