Posted by: marthabernie | September 27, 2015

Dr. Price’s Cookies – 1887

For the next few days, I am going to post some of the cookie recipes from the 1887 cookbook that belonged to my great grandmother, Rebecca Frances Smith McMenus.  The author uses the frustrating “teacupful” and “coffeecupful” measures in this next one.  One can only assume that a teacup was smaller than a coffee cup.  And there is no exact measurement for the flour, which makes it doubly interesting if you are going to try this recipe!


Two-thirds of a teacupful of butter, one coffee cupful of sugar, two beaten eggs, two tablespoonfuls of milk, two teaspoonfuls baking powder, two teaspoonfuls vanilla extract, mix with flour as soft as can be well rolled out.

Good luck!

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