A basic cookie recipe. Rolled thin with caraway generously added (or chopped nuts or fine coconut), it makes a crisp delicacy with an old-fashioned flavor. Not so thinly rolled, with chopped raisins or dates, it makes a moister cookie. Cut round with a doughnut shaped round on top it makes old-fashioned “jumbles” to be topped with tart jelly. The same dough may be used for filled cookies with mincemeat or other raisin filling.
Mix ingredients and roll on a floured hoard. Bake on cookie sheets in a 300 or 350 degrees F oven until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes, depending upon the thickness of the cookies.