Henry ford's chocolate chip soybean cookies

Yield: 120 Cookies

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Light brown sugar
1 cup Soy margarine
4 larges Eggs
3 cups Cake or all-purpose flour
1 cup Soy flour
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Baking soda
2 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups Crushed soybean nuts (roasted unsalted)
4 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. In large mixing bowl, cream brown sugar and margarine with electric mixer. Beat for 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and cream until smooth consistency. Combine dry ingredients and add to mixture. Add milk and vanilla. Stir in soybeans and chocolate chips. Chill batter, if desired.

Spray baking sheets with non-stick vegetable coating. Drop cookie batter onto sheets with a teaspoon. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Makes approximately 10 dozen soft cookies. Nutritional Analysis-1 cookie: Calories 92 Fat 2.5g Saturated fat 0.3g Carbohydrate 11g Protein 1.4g Cholesterol 7mg Sodium 74mg This recipe was one of Henry Ford's favorite snacks. The recipe was found in Cooking For Henry, a cookbook by Henry Ford's personal party chef, Jan Willemse. In 1934, Mr. Ford requested Willemse experiment in cooking with soybeans, and the cookbook has an entire chapter dedicated to soybean recipes.

Ford was a strong supporter of soybeans and saw the possibility for the use of soybeans in food, milk, ice cream, paint, plastics, and many other things before 1930. In Ford's fast-growing automobile industry, and since, the soybean played a large part in the manufacturing of commercial products.

Reprinted with permission from the Indiana Soybean Development Council. Meal-Master format by Karen Mintzias

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