100th Anniversary Cookbook - Inside The Cookbook
100th Anniversary Cookbook: Serving American Families & The World Since 1912
It's no secret that I love free things and when I saw this cookbook being offered as a freebie from Sun-Maid I requested mine asap. This is a small and short compilation of recipes and history packed into twenty-seven pages, but it has all the elements of a much larger, mass produced, cookbook.
The inside cover is printed with the table of contents which is simple but functional. There are three sections- Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner and Sweet Treats. The first page delves into the history of Sunmaid. I love seeing how the logo has changed and finding out that the first time they used a real person for the first logo back in 1915. I didn't realize that 750 families co-operatively owned this business. Cool facts like that are so fun!
Pages two and three discuss the common uses of raisins and other dried fruits and page four begins the recipes. There is even a chart showing how many fresh fruits = dried fruits. Every single recipe has a title in red, the full recipe and a color picture. Yes, I'm in hog heaven.
I'd have to pick my favorite recipe as an old favorite, Classic Raisin Oatmeal Cookies, yum. 3/4 cup softened butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 up granulated sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 3 cups of old-fashioned oats, 1 cup of Sun-Maid Raisins, 1 cup of coarsely chopped nuts.
1- heat oven to 350 degrees
2- beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy
3- combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt
4- add to butter mixture and mix well
5- stir in oats, raisins and nuts, drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet
6- bake 12-15 minutes, remove from cookie sheets
7- cool on wire racks
Makes 3 dozen cookies
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