Thursday, April 26, 2012

REDNESDAY: The Cooky Book

I LOVE to bake! One year, I even took a course in "French Pastry Arts" in NYC. It was years ago, and I'm still paying for it!! It was an amazing experience, but I've decided that you can learn just as much from all the great cook books and tutorials out there.

This book won't teach you French Pastry techniques, but it's full of American classics! Plus, it's the cutest, vintage book ever! It makes such a cute gift for someone who loves to bake!

I know they've started re-printing this now, but I like to pick up vintage copies whenever I can find them. It's getting harder though. This one is a first edition, from 1963.

We're big fans of almond flavor at our house. So I'll make these!

Grandma's Pyrex bowl should make them taste best right? :)

"Mama?? What is this??? I'm so excited I can't see straight!!"

We keep that one glass with the pattern on the bottom, for just this purpose. It gives a nice star shape to the cookies. The little red dish that the sugar is in, is Fiesta Ware. We also LOVE Fiesta at our house!! You can seriously drop it, crash it into never chips or breaks!! 

When the cookies were done, I wasn't "thrilled" with them. They just weren't quite almondy enough for me. So I made an almond frosting. Just some powdered sugar, almond extract, a splash of 2% milk, and a pinch of salt. I kept the consistency fairly thick so that it didn't run off the sides of my cookie. I gave each one a dab of frosting, not worrying about spreading them nice. These were going to look rustic! I topped each with a slivered almond...and there you have it!
Anyway, the "Cooky Book" is really cute...even if you just put it on your counter for display! Hee hee :)

I'm linking up to It's A Very Cherry World today! See more REDNESDAY there!


  1. Love the cookbooks. Your cookies look delicious. I want one!!! (or 12) :)


  2. Such a fun vintage cookbook!! Your cookies look yummy!! xo Heather

  3. Ok first of all, your blog is adorable. :) second of all, I love these cookies but I love the cookbook MORE. I love vintage cookbooks and if I had more money i could easily fill my house up with them! What a sweet find, you know what I would love is if you would do a post with more picutres from that cookbook... I'd love to "look inside" at the photos and illustrations. maybe something for another rednesday post?

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I can see from your few posts here you are a vintage cookbook lover, too, and if you'd like a little "eye candy" you can pop over the post I did on my 1953 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. Normally I dont promote my own blog in a comment box but as we seem to be equally excited about these little treasures I thought you might like to see this. :) Blessings!

  4. We love almond flavoring in this house, too! This is the first time I have seen a cookbook use the word "cooky" instead of "cookie". Interesting! Cute book just the same :)

  5. Almond flavoring. - yummm! I always use it for white icing!

    Love the book too!

  6. LOVE, love, love "COOKY" 42 yr old copy is in shreds!!! Few years ago when reissued picked up all I could at TJMax for shower party gifts...a must for all new brides!!!

    1. I would LOVE to kow what recipes are your favorites out of the Cooky book! I was so happy to hear that you are a fan! And I can't believe you scooped up a bunch of them a TJMax! lol thats great!
      Let me know a couple cookies you recommend???
      Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
      Erica :)


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