So, again...here I am. Originally, I thought I may have been mistaken and didn't have any cookbooks from the 1930's. But I did have a Sunset magazine or two, both containing recipes, and I had even chosen which one I was going to make. Then...then I was tagged on Instagram (because there are people on there who know my love of vintage cookbooks and happily point out ones they think I may be interested in). Turns out, it was for a cookbook I actually already have! And the date was posted! 1934! Serendipituous! Right on cue!
My copy came off the bookshelf and after a flip or three through the pages--extremely worn, stained, torn, and battered pages-- I found the recipe for Coconut Ice Box Cookies. You know the great thing about ice box cookies? Anyone can make them. Anyone. And they'll be good, if not great. These are also the best cookie to stash a batch in the freezer and when you have friends stopping by, pull it out, slice what you want, bake, and voila! Cookies! Buttery, coconut-ty, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside.