OK, I know we’re in a panic to lose weight so we can even eat Girl Scout cookies this season, but here’s an even better idea.Â Donate some money to the Girls Scouts & make your own cookies from this 1917 recipe.Â
It’s true, this recipe is a bona fide Girl Scout recipe from 1917 I was able to locate.Â I haven’t tried this one as of yet, so you be the judge!
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar plus additional amount for topping (optional)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll dough, cut into trefoil shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired.
Bake in a quick ovenÂ at 375 FÂ for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.