Sock It To Me Tuesday

One thing I love to do on Tuesdays is bake. Baking not only leads to delicious food, but to me personally it’s relaxing. Having scrolled through a list of my saved recipes I came across one for a Sock It To Me cake. This cake specifically is one my grandmother would make and have ready for after church on Sundays. Though the texture was a tad crumbly the sweetness of the cake paired wonderfully with the coffee she would make.

Shown below is the recipe I will be using. Many of you will begin to notice that I am a huge fan of vintage recipes. Vintage recipes are what my grandmother used (when she used recipes) to teach me how to cook and bake. Recipes such as these need to be preserved and shared. Having these recipes allows us to literally taste a piece of history.

Do you have any vintage baking recipes you love? Which one is your favorite? If you decide to try this one, please let me know! Here’s to a very tasty Tuesday!

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Grandma’s Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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3/4 cup. Shortening 1/4 cup. Butter

1 cup. Fine Sugar 2 Eggs

3 cups. Flour 1tsp. Salt, Baking Powder

Directions: In mixing bowl, cream shortening, butter and sugar. Stir in each egg thoroughly; then flavoring. Gradually fold in sifted dry ingredients. Working with about half the dough, keep the remainder chilled. Roll dough out on a board (lightly dusted with a mixture of 1 cup. flour and 1/2 cup. sugar) to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut in desired shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in a 400 degree oven for about 7 minutes.

Picture of Original Recipe. Recipe Credit: Cheryl Welch