Sugar Cookies by Mrs. Clement

Sugar Cookies by Mrs. Clement

Mrs. Clement’s Sugar Cookies

A first prize sugar cookies recipe from 1911.  This recipe is from Mrs. Margaret Clement.   This recipe took first prize in a recipe contest in The Dayton Herald.

So far this is the only recipe I have found from this lady, so unless I find more recipes from her, I won’t be making a history page for her.  I have yet to find records of a Margaret Clement in the census or in the Dayton city directory around the year 1911.  I will continue to look for a record to try and figure out who this lady.

Sugar Cookies Recipe

One cupful butter, or half lard, two cupfuls granulated sugar.  Mix with the hand till it creams.  Break into this three eggs, then add one cupful of milk (sweet), one teaspoonful vanilla, two heaping teaspoonfuls Royal baking powder, stirred in a small portion of flour.  Mix well.  Add enough flour to make a soft dough.  Sift a little flour on the pastry board and add a small portion of the dough.  Work the flour in with the tips of the fingers, roll out about one-fourth inch thick and sprinkle with granulated sugar.  Bake in a hot oven.

Mrs. Margaret Clement, No. 328 Geyer-st. – The Dayton Herald – 10 May 1911

sugar cookies

Mrs. Clement's Sugar Cookies

A prize winning sugar cookie recipe from 1911

Course Cookies
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder heaping
  • 2 to 3 cups flour enough to make a soft dough

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar.

  2. Add eggs, milk and vanilla.

  3. Mix baking powder with a little flour and add to the mixture

  4. Add enough flour to make a soft dough, be careful not to add too much. Mix well.

  5. Sift a little flour on the pastry board and add a small portion of the dough. Work the flour in with the tips of the fingers, roll out about 1/4 inch thick and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

  6. Bake in a hot oven.

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