Since Chocolate chips
were not invented until 1937,
time-traveler Jessica Brewster in “The Accidental Wife”
improvises this recipe found in her ancestor’s 1886 cookbook!
ingredients in order,
1 ½ c. sugar creaming lst two. Break up
3 eggs chocolate bars into about
½ t. baking soda dissolved half
the size of a fingernail
in a little warm water & fold in. Refrigerate dough.
2 ½ c. flour Bake about 10 min.@350 on
Few drops of vanilla, parchment paper til edges brown.
Pinch of salt, nutmeg
3 or more chocolate bars (raisins optional )
This recipe comes from a Wisconsin Electric Co. Christmas Cooky
showing perfectly coiffed cooks wearing dresses, aprons, nylons and
heels--about 70 yrs. ago? Mmmm.
c. blanched, ground almonds
vinegar 4 squares ground baking
¼ t. salt 1 c. melted chocolate chips or bark
1 c. sugar ½ c. finely chopped nuts of choice
1 t. vanilla
whites with vinegar & salt til soft peaks form. Gradually
& beat until stiff & glossy. Add vanilla, fold in almonds &
chocolate. Drop teaspoonfuls onto parchment or greased
sheet, forming oval shapes. Bake at 250 degrees 30 minutes;
half of cookie into melted chocolate & sprinkle with nuts.
covered container. Makes 7-8 dozen.
Chapter 45 in “The
Accidental Stranger” features
this melt-in mouth cooky--
involved in a little
romantic ‘horseplay’ as Jessica prepares for Christmas in her
contemporary Wyoming kitchen.