I found an envelope of my grandmother’s previously-lost recipes. There were only four. I’ve already posted the one for her famous tea cakes, which were magical. In October, I’ll post the recipe for her pralines. In November/December (because let’s face it, I won’t have time to write a newsletter in December and you won’t have time to read it) I’ll post the recipe for Christmas Apple Cookies. So, that should have everyone all-set for the fall and winter. I’m sure that my grandmother, Mary Gertrude Buchanan, is happy to know that we’re all set for the season.
Mary Gertrude’s Butter Cookies
- 1 pound butter softened
- 1 tsp butter flavoring (I have to admit that I don’t know what this is, and I’d probably skip it, because if you have butter, why would you need butter flavoring?)
- 2 cups XXX sugar, sifted (This is an old recipe, so I’m thinking she’s talking about confectioner’s sugar, and not something naughty.)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4½ cups plain flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Cream softened butter, sugar, and flavoring.
- Add flour and pecans and mix well.
- Roll into balls, arrange on a greased cookie sheet, and pat down with a fork. (I’d probably line the cookie sheet with parchment paper first.)
- Bake at 350° F until light brown around the edges.