Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cheese Stars - 1936

1 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Arm & Hammer or Cow Brand Baking Soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup grated cheese
3/4 cup buttermilk
Soft butter
Grated cheese

Sift flour once, measure, add baking soda and salt and sift again. Cut in shortening. Add grated cheese. Add buttermilk, stirring quickly to form a soft dough. Turn onto floured board. Knead slightly. Roll 1/4 inch thick. Spread lightly with soft butter. Cut into 2 inch squares. Cut each square in half, making triangles. Cover one half with grated cheese, place other half on top of first, butter side down, center points in opposite position. Bake in hot oven (475) 15 minutes. Serve hot. Makes 24 stars.

Recipe taken from: Good Things to Eat by Martha Lee Anderson, copyright 1936 Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

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