No rolling pin or cookie cutters necessary, these cookies are dropped instead of rolled!

Schӧpf Kecks (Drop Cookies)

1 tablespoon butter
2 ¼ cups sugar
4 eggs
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Cream butter and sugar; add unbeaten eggs and mix well. Sift flour with baking powder and add to creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 12 to 15 minutes.


This recipe is from the Amana Colony Recipes cookbook, and is reprinted with permission of the Homestead Welfare Club. Zuber’s is located in Homestead and we serve our guests traditional recipes such as these.

The book is a collection of traditional Amana Colonies recipes and features family-size recipes of the foods prepared and served in the Amana villages for over a century. The recipes were compiled by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club. To purchase a copy of the book, please contact Elaine Zuber at dzubs@southslope.net or 319-622-3099.