Cookies for All
Bake some delicious cookies for one and all! These are not your ordinary cookies. These cookie recipes have stood the test of time. Put them in a pretty box, tie it with a bow, and give them to someone special.
Milk Chocolate Meringue Cookies
2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 ounce package of chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup sugar
Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar, salt, vanilla, and cream of tartar; continue beating until soft peaks form. Fold vanilla, chocolate chips, and nuts into mixture. Drop from tablespoons onto baking sheets covered with waxed paper. Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes.
Chocolate Butterscotch Pudding Cookies
1 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2 packages chocolate (or butterscotch) pudding mix (either instant or regular.
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups rolled oats
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and pudding mix. Mix thoroughly. Add flour sifted with soda, cream of tartar and salt. Stir in oatmeal. Roll in balls the size of a walnut. Press criss-cross with the tines of a fork. Dip the fork in water to prevent sticking to dough. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cookies will be puffy when removed from the oven.
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 drops oil of anise
2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon anise seed
pinch of salt
Sift together sugar, salt and flour. Beat egg and add to dry ingredients. Add all other ingredients and beat again. Drop, spoonful at a time, on well greased cookie sheet. Allow to stand overnight at room temperature. The dough sets into two layers. The top one resembles frosting. Bake at 300 degrees until the dough is set and tops begin to turn brown. Store in a tin box or plastic container with tight fitting lids.
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