I found this really fun cookbook down in The Gallery titled “Forgotten Recipes” by Jaine Rodack ~ it features recipes, stories, and household hints from kitchens of long ago ~ from the end of the 19th into the 20th centuries. Here’s a recipe for a cookie I could not have dreamed up!
1948 Popcorn Cookies
2 egg whites
2/3 C sugar
4 t margarine or butter, melted
1-1/2 C minced popcorn
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla extract
1 small package blanched almonds, toasted
Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add sugar, beating constantly until stiff peaks form. Set aside. Combine margarine and popped corn; fold in beaten egg whites. Add salt and vanilla. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls on to a well-greased cookie sheet. Decorate with nuts. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes.
I’m so curious to know the taste and texture of these cookies! I’ll bet you could drizzle chocolate sauce ribbons across the top for a kick. Wouldn’t people be surprised to receive a bag of these as a Christmas gift – I don’t think they’d be able to guess this recipe.
If you decide to bake these, you must let me know how they turn out!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place