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Peanut Chocolate Cookies (VRP 400)

Peanut Chocolate Cookies (VRP 400)

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Vintage Recipe Box 400 comes to us from Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H with a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below that is an order form to purchase the box.)

At this time we do not know anything about the history of the box.

We do show that this box came to us with another box but at this time we are not sure if they were owned by the same person or the eBay seller grouped them together.

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Peanut Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Chocolate Cookies (VRP 400)


Crunchy peanuts and mouth-melting chocolate morsels, that's what Chocolate Peanutters are made of. They're a very special way to treat your little boy or girl. The recipe is so easy to make.
Just sift together:
1½ cups sifted flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt, and set aside.
Now combine in a bowl:
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla, and beat until creamy
Add: one egg. Continue to beat. Then add flour mixture alternately with 1/4 cup of milk.
Stir in: one 6 oz. pkg. (1 cup) Nestle's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, 1 cup chopped, salted Planters Cocktail Peanuts.
Drop by level tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets, and bake at 375°F. for 10 to 20 minutes. There'll be about 3½ dozen 2½-inch cookies ready to be enjoyed. So pass them around.

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