Government documents have a sweet side. Many agencies from the Department of Agriculture to the War Department published recipes of sweet and savory treats. Here you will find a growing selection of recipes. Below are some thrifty recipes.
Orange Drop Cookies
Source: Aunt Sammy’s Radio Recipes, 1927, Bureau of Home Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
2 cups flour 4 tablespoons orange juice
1 cup sugar 2 eggs
4 tablespoons butter 4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
Cream together the grated rind of the orange and the butter. Gradually beat in the sugar, the beaten eggs and the orange juice. Add flour and baking powder which have been mixed together. Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet or an inverted pan and bake in a quick over.