Vintage Recipe Thursday – The Original Girl Scout Trefoil Cookie Recipe


This recipe is Mrs. Henry E. Gage’s recipe for the Original Girl Scout Cookies from 1920. A good recipe – easy to roll out without chilling. Maya and I made these this morning and cut them into Christmas shapes. They’re waiting on the counter now, we’ll be frosting them after dinner.

If you want to make the traditional Girl Scout version, just cut them into trefoils.

You’ll need:

1 cup butter or margerine
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Mix ingredients in the order given. Roll, cut with cookie cutters, and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

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