I paid $1.50 for this at, you guessed it, Goodwill. It's in pretty dang good condition too for being almost as old as my mom! I'm totally loving finding and collecting these old cookbooks. This one was an extra special find, not only because it is in such good condition, but because there was a slip of blue paper with a recipe written in the sweetest old lady handwriting tucked in the pages. I often wonder about the women who owned these things before me.
I was a bit skeptical when I read that this recipe made 36 cookies but only called for a cup of flour and half a stick of butter. I used my smallest disher though and ended up with fifty! They're cute and small, about an inch and a half in diameter. It just goes to show you how much portion sizes have changed in the past 45 years.
I used dried cherries instead of the raisins for which it called, because raisins are gross. I also baked them on Silpats instead of buttered cookie sheets as the book directed. These are actually really good! I've never heard of Boston Cookies before, but I'll definitely make these again.