Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
A quite amazing cookie with sauce. My Southern belle MILs recipe she has been serving us since the 1950's.
- 3 eggs
- 1 1⁄3 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
For SAUCE combine the following
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 oranges, juice of
- 2 lemons, juice of
- Seperate whites & yolks, saving both.
- Beat yolks; add sugar, water, flour, baking powder, and salt - mix thoroughly.
- Add beaten egg whites.
- Bake in muffin tins at 350* until light brown. While hot, dip in sauce.
I had high hopes when I saw these were only 44 cals and had originated in the fifties, but this turned out to be a confusing recipe, because A) These are not cookies, they're muffins/cupcakes. B) I cut the recipe in half because 72 cookies sounded so extreme, but I only came out with 12 muffins. Also, the sauce is pretty tart and the cupcakes a little spongy. (Bake them for about 20 minutes) Also, I noticed you forgot to say when to put the vanilla in. Having said all that, these are okay and I'm sure they'll get eaten. I bet you're mother in law has a better touch when making these...