Recipe: Animal Cookies

  • One cupful of brown sugar,
  • One and one-half cupfuls of flour,
  • One-quarter teaspoonful of baking soda,
  • Two teaspoonfuls of baking powder,
  • One teaspoonful of ginger,
  • Two teaspoonfuls of cinnamon,
  • One-half teaspoon of nutmeg.

Mix thoroughly by sifting and then rub into the mixture seven tablespoons of shortening. Mix to dough with

  • One well-beaten egg,
  • Six tablespoons of coffee.

Knead dough well and then roll out one-quarter inch on slightly floured pastry board. Cut with animal cutters and then bake on a baking sheet in a moderate oven for ten minutes. Cool and then wash with a mixture of syrup and water and roll in confectioner’s sugar.

NOTE.—The dough must be fairly soft. If necessary, add more coffee.
Syrup Wash:

  • Three tablespoons syrup,
  • One tablespoon boiling water.

Mix and use.

Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (Year 1918)
by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss