Nestle's Chocolate Derbies Cookies from 1940

Nestle’s Chocolate Derbies Cookies from 1940

1 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 (7-oz) Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar

Cut chocolate into pieces of 4 squares each.
Sift flour, salt and soda, together, three times.
Cream shortening, add sugars gradually.
Mix thoroughly. Add egg yolk and beat well.
Place dough on lightly floured board - roll thin -
Cut into small circles aobut 1-1/2 inches in
diameter with cookie cuter. put circle on an
unbuttered cookie sheet - place a piece of chocolate
on top of it and over this, lay another one of
the circles, forming a sandwich. The oven heat
will seal the cookie.
Bake at 425 degrees F - 10 minutes or until
golden brown. Remove from pan while still hot.

Source: Reading, PA Eagle newspaper, Jul 18, 1940,612855&dq=nestle’s&hl=en