Vintage Book, The Cookie Book

Vintage book

Vintage book
Found my very faded, dog-eared copy of one of my all time favorite childhood books, The Cookie Book. I guess you could call it a vintage book now. It contains 12 recipes, a cookie for every month of the year. I ordered it from the Scholastic brochures that come home from school (and I smile at the idea of how little the whole Scholastic thing has changed over ht years). I loved the hand drawn illustrations. And I love that I marked my favorite cookies.
Ian has asked to make Mississippi Mud Pie from this book for Thanksgiving. It made me think of this little one, which is still in with my cookbooks.

  • Kate

    November 23, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Oh my goodness! I had a newer version of this book. The Three-color Sugar Cookie illustration was exactly the same, though!
    What memories!

  • Amy Wilson

    November 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Oh I had this book too! That was how I discovered snickerdoodles as a kid!

  • Anna

    November 23, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Me too!! Got it the same way, and I loved the different colored doughs together in a log. I’ll have to scour my parents’ house this weekend for the book.
    Thanks for the memory.

  • Kim

    November 23, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Oh wow…I had that same book too! I doubt if it is still around. How fun to see it!

  • bj

    November 24, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Oh my, I had this book, too, and miss it dreadfully. I believe my favorite cookie in there was an oatmeal raisin cookie, which involved soaking the raisins (in water, not rum or something interesting :-). I may also still have a copy of mine somewhere in my parents house, but if not, I’m going to try to track down a used copy.

  • Janna Widdifield

    November 24, 2009 at 6:56 am

    I had the exact same version of the book. I also remember ordering it from the Scholastic Book club. I was always so excited to bring home the little paper pamphlet fully prepared to convince my mother that I needed all five books that I’d marked….I’ll have to give my mom a call to see if she still had the book.

  • Deven

    November 24, 2009 at 7:13 am

    ;-( I’ve never had this cookie book but I’m thinking it should be added to my kidlet’s library.

  • Stefani

    November 24, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Well I did not have this book, but I’m thinking I’d better find it!
    For the moment though, I’m obsessively scouring ebay for all the old Peter Pan read-along record/book sets that I ordered from scholastic when I was little. My boys are getting a record player for christmas … I’m not even sure they’ll know what it is 🙂

  • montague

    November 24, 2009 at 9:27 am

    such a fun book! maybe you could make share a recipe a month with us?

  • Kate

    November 24, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I have this book & have never seen it anywhere else! Thanks for the nostalgic moment, I will dig it out asap!.

  • blair/wisecraft

    November 24, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Janna, I had to convince my mom that I wanted all those books too!

  • blair/wisecraft

    November 24, 2009 at 10:18 am

    that would be a fantastic idea!

  • Maribeth

    November 24, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I completely forgot about this book, but we had it too! My sister and I spent many an afternoon in the kitchen making cookies after school. Thanks for dislodging that memory!

  • Magpie Ima

    November 26, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I love that so many of us (myself included) had this very book. I loved when the Scholastic order forms were handed out and I loved that my dad always let me get everything I ever wanted from those flyers.

  • april

    November 27, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Had it! Loved it, made the cookies!

  • Sara

    November 27, 2009 at 4:57 am

    I received this book in a childrens swap and love it! Nice to see others are enjoying it, too!

  • Casey M

    December 1, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Holy cow, thanks for the walk down memory lane! I LOVED this book as a kid – maybe that’s why I bake everything from scratch now:)

  • Shannon

    December 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! I loooooved this book! I had it…I learned how to make snickerdoodles from it. And the 3 colored sugar cookies…waaaah. I am going to forward my sister the link to this blog post! Thank you so much for sharing! Now I’m going to find a copy for my kids! 🙂

  • Dianne Nelson

    December 4, 2009 at 6:44 am

    You just reminded me that I had that book as a child. I don’t think I ever made anything from it, just enjoyed reading through it and thinking of the possibilities! I know I don’t have it now, so I’m sure it went the way of many of my childhood things–left behind and given away during one of my parent’s many moves. Thanks for sharing and the trip down memory lane!

  • Lera

    December 4, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I had that book. What a sweet memory. Thanks for sharing it. (Now I wonder whatever happened to mine.)

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