This 1966 title has some great cookie recipes. I haven't braved the candymaking again yet.
The first I made, is called "Double Peanut Butter Cookies" from the "Teen Winners" section.
They did not hold together like the picture (Below) so I think maybe butter would be better than shortening. Either way these were delicious, so I'm calling them a hit. My peanut butter loving Dad really really liked these.
1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 creamy peanut butter (plus more to put in cookies)
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon milk
Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening and peanut butter till mixture resembles coarse meal. Blend in syrup and milk. Shape into 2-inch roll; chill. Slice 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. (Good luck with this!) Place half the slices on ungreased cookie sheet; spread each with 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter. Cover with remaining slices; seal edges with fork. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.
Here's a picture from the book, and then mine. I wish I had glasses like those!
Now, on to the biggest disaster I've yet encountered in the kitchen - and that's saying something!
Grape Jam Pie from Betty Crocker's Pie and Pastry Cookbook, c1968, was disgusting. The ingredients are: Pastry for a 9-inch two crust pie; 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 jar of whole grape preserves (I had grape preserves, I could not find whole grape stuff), 2 tablespoons butter or margarine.
Amy's note: If you want grape soup so badly, simply put these ingredients in a pot on the stove and heat it up.
Here are the pictures - ugh ugh ugh! Yes, of course my son put a smiley face on it before it went into the oven. I made my husband dish it up, as I was afraid when I took it out and the top crust was wobbling.