Friday, June 29, 2012

ROSE OF SHARON DROPS

This is an old recipe picked up by a neighbor on a Florida vacation in the 1950s.

1 cup sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp strawberry preserves
2 tbs. cream
1 egg, well beaten

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together.  Set aside.  Cream butter until softened.  Add sugar gradually, creaming until fluffy after each addition.  Add strawberry preserves and beat well.  Beating thoroughly after each addition, add a mixture of cream and egg in halves.  Beating until well blended after each addition, add dry ingredients in thirds to the creamed mixture.  Drop dough by easpoonsful about 2 inches part onto cookie sheets.  Top with finely chopped nuts or packaged grated coconut.  Bake at 375 degrees about 8 min. or until lightly browned.  Remove cookies to cooling racks.  Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

3 comments:

Tim said...

How much strawberry preserves?? Not listed in ingredients. Thanks!

Tim said...

How much strawberry preserves? Not listed in ingredients list. Thanks!

Grandma aka Linda Wilson said...

Thanks for bringing that to my attention. It is 2 tablespoons strawberry preserves.