I have several Betty books that I adore. My favorite has been used so many times that the pages are beginning to wrinkle. It has various ink marks from A when she was little and decided to color it. I have notes letting me know whether the item was something my family loved, liked or try again in 5 years (ha!). Which of Betty's enormous catalog is this? Well, none other than the Betty Crocker Cooky Book!
I have the reproduction of this book. I got it as a wedding gift from my Grammy. It may seem old fashioned for her to have gotten me this book, but know that I tried repeatedly to steal her original without much success.
Our family has several recipes directly from this book that have become holiday traditions. I know if you own a Betty book, several of these are in them. If you don't own a Betty (and please don't tell me if you don't), check the website www.bettycrocker.com . Since I'm kind of a list person, here is a small list of the cookies that are holiday traditions in my family.
- Chocolate Crinkles
- Ethel's Sugar Cookies
- Filled Cookies (I do the Filled Cooky Turnovers variation)
- Scotch Shortbread
- Candy Cane Cookies
- Various refrigerator cookies (vanilla and chocolate)
So, while I wasn't intending on this being a screaming endorsement for all things Betty Crocker, she is the one person I trust most when it comes to kitchen consultations. I really do adore my Cooky Book. I read it all the time marking new recipes to try. If you get a chance to glance at this book, do it! I promise you won't be let down!