Put 1 pound of stoned dates through a meat chopper. Add the juice of 1 orange and rub to a paste. Spread between thin slices of buttered bread.
Date and Fig Sandwiches
Put a half pound of dates, 1/2 pound of washed figs and 1/2 pound of almonds (or other nuts) through a meat chopper add the juice of an orange (or a little warm water) and pack the mixture into a half pound baking powder box. Dip the box in hot water. Let stand for to minutes. Turn out the mixture and cut into thin slices. Put a slice of the mixture between two thin slices of buttered bread. These are better than cookies.
Mix 1 cup chopped nuts with 1/2 cup boiled dressing thinned with cream. Place a thin layer on a lettuce leaf between two slices of buttered bread.
(For Children’s Parties.)
1st. Make a paste with 1 pound chopped dates and 1/2 pound chopped pecans or almonds moistened with a little orange juice. and. Cut thin slices of whole wheat bread and cut same into circles or stars.3rd. Spread 1 of these pieces with above paste. 4th. Take the other half of the bread slices and cut center holes with a very small biscuit cutter or wine glass (not more than 1 1/2 inches across.) Butter these rings, place on top of first slices and fill holes with home made jelly or jam.
Plain Whole Wheat Cookies cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoonfuls water level teaspoonful bicarbonate of soda 2 tablespoonfuls milk 3 cups whole wheat flour
Beat the butter to a cream, add the egg and beat again well. Gradually beat in the sugar, add the soda dissolved in 2 tablespoonfuls of water, then the milk and last the flour slowly. The quantity of flour may vary a trifle. The dough must be quite stiff. Knead until the mixture will hold together. Roll very thin, places in well greased pan and bake in moderate oven about 7 to 10 minutes.
Like all whole wheat mixtures this dough is very brittle and difficult to roll. When ready to roll, see that your board is well dusted with white flour, pat the dough down with the hands as well as possible first, and dust the rolling pin with flour after each and every sweep.
Whole Wheat Hermits
Make dough same as above up to kneading point. Don’t knead. Add 1/3 cup milk or water and 1 cup each of chopped raisins and nuts (spices if desired.) Drop from spoon (about three inches apart) on well greased pan and bake same as cookies.
Whole Wheat Cookies(Mrs. Wheeler) 1/2 cup of butter 1 cup of brown sugar 1 cup of molasses 1/2 cup chopped nuts and raisins (optional) 1 level teaspoonful each of salt, cloves, nutmeg, allspice and ginger 2 level teaspoonfuls of soda, dissolved in 1/4 cup of hot water 5 cups of whole wheat flour. 1st. Mix the butter, brown sugar and molasses. 2nd. Add spices and salt. 3rd. Add the dissolved soda. 4th. Add the flour. 5th. Roll the mixture to 1/2 inch thickness ; cut with a biscuit cutter and bake in a moderate oven.
Sometimes it is necessary to add 1 or 2 tablespoonfuls of milk if this mixture is too dry to roll.