My mission is to bake every single one of the cookies in this glorious book. That's more than 450 different types of cookies. Luckily I have two little boys to help me eat all this sugary goodness. I have to stick to the original recipes with two exceptions. I will be changing shortening to butter and if I come across an ingredient that I can't find here Down Under I'll have to find the closest substitute.
The book begins with lots of hints and tips on baking, storing and freezing cookies along with a troubleshooting guide should, heaven forbid, your dough turn out dry or soft. The first lot of cookies are drop cookies and cookie number one is - Applesauce Cookies.
I'll sign off with a quote from Betty herself, "Happy the home with the full cooky jar".