Butterscotch Cookies

“too good for company”

given on air April 9, 1953 as an “Heirloom Recipe”

family legend has it that Beulah’s grandson Willy complained to his mother that older brother Bobby was “wasting the cookies on the company.” Beulah’s daughter Annie would make these for her grandson Luke during his first year of college and send them in the mail. Luke, missing his grandmother requested these for his 22nd birthday (2014).

Yield: 45 good sized ones

Cream 1/2 cup butter 91 stick) and add 1 cup brown sugar, continuing creaming. add:

1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

sift together and add:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar.

mix and add:
1/2 cup broken meats

roll in Saran Wrap (one of Beulah’s sponsors); store in refrigerator. slice and bake at 400 degrees about 8 minutes.

note: Annie would wrap in wax paper (or plastic wrap) in the rough shape of a one pound butter carton, squish into the carton and refrigerate. one batch fits in perfectly. slice and bake as desired. may be frozen.


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