Many of us grew up in homes where spiral-bound church cookbooks were a familiar sight. Methodist church cookbooks have been around for over a hundred years and the recipes and cooking methods offer a time-capsule peek into the kitchens of generations of Methodist families. Lilla Marigza, Multimedia Producer with United Methodist Communications decided to try out some of these vintage recipes. This 1978 recipe for Lemon Whippersnaps cookies from the "Friendly Recipes" Cookbook, published by the Macedonia United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC.
Here is the recipe:
1 pkg lemon cake mix
2 cups Cool Whip
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
Grease cookie sheets. (We used parchment paper.) Combine cake mix, whipped topping and egg in a large bowl. Stir until well mixed. Drop by spoonsful into a bowl of powdered sugar; roll to coat. Place 1/2" apart on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350° (preheated) 10-15 minutes, until light brown. Remove from pan; cool. Makes 4 dozen. *Don't flatten much after dropping onto pan.
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This video was first posted on June 2, 2020.