my mom's betty crocker's cooky book


Over the weekend I spent some time with a childhood favorite of mine: Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book. When I was a little girl, I pour over the pages, dreaming of the cookie goodness that could be made from its recipes. The wonderful thing about Betty’s book is how simple everything is written — all the mystery is taken out of baking techniques. And the photos, pre-re-touching, are honest. That’s what your cookies actually look like when they come out of the oven, not some kind of soft-focused, over styled production that you can never recreate in a real home.


Here’s the batch I made the other day, including chocolate crinkles, Russian teacakes and peanut butter.

But what I’m wondering is: When did a cooky become a cookie? Or does Betty just have a weird way of spelling things?

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