Melt in the Mouth Cookies

A recipe from my mom that I found today while sorting through old pictures.  Thanks for the memories mom!  I miss you. This recipe is from the 1940s.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts.

Cream butter; add sugar, vanilla and egg and beat until light.  Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to butter mixture and mix thoroughly, then stir in nuts.  Drop by level teaspoon full onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for exactly 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and let set exactly one minute, then with broad spatula, press down on each cookie firmly.  Quickly remove from cookie sheet.  Cool.  Store in air tight container.  Makes about 8 dozen.

Recipe can be doubled.


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