22 March 2012

{vintage recipes} cinnamon cookies

My grandparents got me a little cookbook awhile back that they picked up at an antique store... from 1939. 
Does that make your heart flutter?
It did mine. 
So a few weeks ago, Lute wanted to make cookies and turns out we only had one egg.
So I flipped through my little treasure and found these sweet treats:

The verdict: they really are sweet.
Next time I'll cut the sugar and add a pinch or two of salt.
But my boys (husband included), loved them.
Like gobbled them up quick as could be.
Since they have no butter, they are very light and fluffy. 
My husband said they were like the cookie version of Irish soda bread, and he's half Irish, so I'll take his word on that.
 Definitely worth a try.
Put on your vintage apron, put your hair into rollers, wrap them up in a sweet little hankie and set to work. 
They take about 5 minutes to whip up, and are so easy a preschooler could do it.
(I know, because my preschooler actually did it.)

Sour Cream Cinnamon Cookies
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar (I'd take out a few tablespoons)
2 cups flour
1 cup raisins
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch or two of salt

Once everything is combined, drop 1 teaspoon of dough into a mixture of cinnamon and sugar (1/4 cup sugar+1 teaspoon of cinnamon) and place on cookie sheet sprayed with a little cooking spray.
Bake at 325 for 5-7 minutes, or until just golden. 
Let cool and store in an airtight container.
makes about 48 
(which means you could even bake it to the streets with the extras!)

Happy Friday, lovelies!


  1. Oh this is fun!! Hopefully it becomes a regular feature!! :)

    1. it is! i did one a few months ago with the intent to do them often. promise i'm back on the bandwagon! :)

  2. Those look delicious. I am a lover of cinnamon!

  3. You had me at cinnamon and cookies. Would love to see more of these vintage recipes!

  4. ooo these look heavenly. :) love to you!!!

  5. Ummmm...just made these - except I didn't have sour cream so I used greek yogurt and I only used 2/3 cup sugar. They are so good! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. YUM! i'm making these! thanks for sharing. :)

  7. they sound different but tasty, I like baking things with sour cream, and yes, the idea of that antique cookbook makes my heart pitter patter:)

  8. of course i see these the day i start denying treats. of course.

    you are the cutest. xo