**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making 1930’s Vintage Rocks Cookies is available near the end of this post.
The ingredient list for making 1930’s Vintage Rocks Cookies;
- brown sugar
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- ground cinnamon
Here is one of my original photos from 2011. I think that you’ll agree, it wasn’t the best, but at the time I thought I was “rockin’ it!” LOL! Pun intended!
And this is what I wrote about these 1930’s Vintage Rocks Cookies back in 2011 –
A while ago a dear twitter friend of mine, Michele of Funky Chunks Soap, sent me a fabulous vintage cookbook from her collection after she’d heard that I was starting my own vintage cookbook collection. It was such a kind gesture that I sincerely hope she understands what her surprise gift in the mail meant to me.
Upon paging through the book, I ran across a small, warn slip of paper with a handwritten recipe that simply said “Rocks”. The directions were sparse as were the list of ingredients. I immediately knew I had to make these cookies as my tribute to this unknown woman whose spirit is now welcomed into my kitchen with open arms and our shared love of baking.
I’m going to assume that my new/old found friend is Ruth B. Maxwell of Miniwa, Ohio and this cookbook had been lovingly given to her by Grandma Leyda. It’s hard to see these names as they’re written in faint pencil on the inside cover of the book, but they’re there.
Since I decided to make this vintage recipe for THE GREAT FOOD BLOGGER COOKIE SWAP (#fbcookieswap)…
I felt it only appropriate that I did it the old-fashioned way so I opted to use a large bowl and a wooden spoon instead of my modern Kitchenaid mixer. I think Ruth and Grandma Leyda would have been pleased.
Having a decent knowledge of cookie baking, the fact that the recipe seemed to be missing a considerable amount of directions wasn’t a deterrent for me at all so I forged ahead.
The only thing I did change however to the list of ingredients (if you know me, then you know I can’t be stopped even if it means messing with history). To the original recipe, I added a pinch of salt, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Is it so wrong?
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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s 1930’s Vintage Rocks Cookies.
If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give this recipe some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you.
- 1½ cups brown sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup walnuts
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and the brown sugar.
Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture and stir to combine.
Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon to the mixing bowl and stir well to incorporate all the ingredients.
Add the walnuts and raisins and mix well.
Drop the batter by tablespoons onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Tools and equipment;
large bowl, wooden spoon, OR stand mixer or hand mixer, baking sheets, parchment paper (optional), measuring cups, measuring spoons.
Back to 2011 –
Now that the cookies are baked and the photos are taken, it’s time to ship 3 dozen (1 dozen each) of these lovely little cookies to 3 other food bloggers all around the country which is what The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap #FBCookieSwap is all about! How fun is that? With careful packaging, my (Ruth’s) cookies were sent off to Mercedes Porter of Satisfy My Sweet Tooth, Adrienne Megoran of Food Family and Vino and to Kristina Belski of Food Nook.
I certainly hope you ladies enjoyed receiving these as much as I enjoyed baking them for you!!! A special thanks also goes out to Michele, Ruth, and grandma Leyda! I appreciate having you all in my life.
At this time, I’d also like to give a major shout out to Julie of The Little Kitchen and Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil for all the hard work and effort that must have gone into this undertaking of major proportions to bring forth, the first ever Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! Thanks, ladies…you “ROCKS”!!! Pun intended 😉
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