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Fork Cookies (VRP 001)

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Fork Cookies

Fork Cookies

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I would do the basic creaming of the sugar, vanilla, and eggs first then sift the dry ingredients and marry the two.

I will make these one day trying 350 degrees first and see what happens.

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Fork Cookies

Fork Cookies (VRP 001)


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar (or substitute 4 teaspoons baking powder)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped dates or coconut


  1. Cream shortening and brown sugar
  2. Sift dry ingredients
  3. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture
  4. Blend in dates or coconut
  5. Add scoops to baking pan and flatten with back of fork

Fork Cookies

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Wednesday 14th of December 2016

I found this same recipe in my Great Grandmothers cookbook, that I am testing recipes from. I just found it interesting that it was here. Thanks for posting.

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