Riches, A Cookie from the 1930’s

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

A couple of weeks ago I went to several garage sales and picked up some wonderful vintage cookbooks, one of those I bought is The Cookie Book by Nellie Watts. From what I can tell it was printed in the 1930’s, it has  wood for the book covers. It is so interesting reading through the book and seeing how women use to bake. I decided to make a cookie called Riches, the cookie is a bit crisp with a almond flavoring and the topping is somewhat like a cinnamon meringue. The full recipe makes 4 dozen cookie a bit to much for my family to consume so I halved the recipe, I have given both recipes. The eggs were a bit tricky to half but I mixed together a whole egg then poured half of it into the batter. I did the same with the half a yolk. Next time I make these cookies I will pipe on the filling for a more presentable cookie.

The Cookie Book via LashesandDashes

 

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

Softening the butter.

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

The eggs mixed.

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

Adding the egg into the creamed butter and sugar.

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

The mixed dough.

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

The dough ready to be formed into a disk.

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

The disk of dough wrapped in plastic wrap ready to be chilled.

 

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

The egg whites and cinnamon.

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

The chilled dough ready to be rolled out.

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

The rolled out dough cut into circles.

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

The cookies on parchment lined baking sheet.

Riches, A cookie from the 1930's via LashesandDashes

The topped cookies ready to bake.

 

 

Full Recipe (4 dz)

1 1/2 cups butter

2 cups sugar

1 egg plus one extra yolk

1/4 tsp almond extract

4 cups flour

1/8 tsp salt

Topping

1 egg white

2 TBS sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2/3 cup shredded almond

 

Half Recipe

3/4 cup butter (1 and half sticks)

1 cup sugar

half of an egg plus half yolk

1/4 tsp almond extract

2 cups flour

1/8 tsp salt

Topping

1 egg white

1 TBS sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup shredded almond

 

Directions

Cream butter with sugar. Add eggs, almond extract, flour and salt in given order. Form dough into a disk then wrap dough in plastic wrap then chill dough until firm. Roll and cut into two inch circles. In center of each circle place half teaspoon of the topping made by beating the egg white till stiff and adding the sugar and cinnamon. If you choose add shredded almonds and bake in a 400 degree oven for 7-10 minutes, mine took 7.

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