An Early Cookie Recipe

As many of you know, it’s Girl Scout Cookie Time again. Perhaps you’ve seen uniformed girls in your neighborhood earlier in the year and now you have your Thin Mints on hand. Ever wonder which cookie was the first?  The earliest mention of a cookie sale found to date by GSUSA was that of the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, which baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project in December 1917. According to the GSUSA website, an early cookie recipe was reported in The American Girl in July 1922. Here’s the recipe. Enjoy! (If you make the cookies yourself, please feel free to send a picture and tell us the results!)

An Early Girl Scout Cookie® Recipe

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 oven (375°) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.

Note: If you are wondering where your local booth sale will be, check out the Cookie Locator.


Posted on February 17, 2011, in Cookies and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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