Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cookies

I love to make cookies. Unfortunately, if I make them, Cliff and I will eat them.

So I don't make cookies any more.

Last night while Cliff was at work, I started feeling sorry for myself. See, it was "goodie night" at work, and I knew Cliff would be eating cookies. Cookies that I didn't have the pleasure of making. Not fair.

So I baked cookies: ginger snaps (which Cliff never cared for) and my all-time favorite, butterscotch cookies. Don't ask how many I ate before I went to bed.

BUTTERSCOTCH COOKIES

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 tsp soda
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Melt butter and shortening. Add sugars; mix well. Add egg; beat till light-colored. Sift flour with soda; stir into egg mixture. Add vanilla and nuts. Chill.
Roll into small balls. Bake on ungreased cooky sheet in moderate oven (375) 7 to 10 minutes. Remove at once.

I always double this recipe, by the way.

2 comments:

Biker Betty said...

Hi Donna,

Oh, those cookies sound very good. I have an old chocolate chip cookie recipe that we just love. I can't keep them around for long.

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Sorry I haven't been around much. I miss not keeping up with you and others. I keep telling myself I'm going to post more often.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.

Mel said...

Those cookies sound amazing.
I love baking cookies more than anything, but I never keep anything on hand to make them when I want too.

Makes it more rare =]