“These cookies are excellent to keep on hand, especially when the dough can be kept out-of-doors in cold weather. In case of an emergency they are easily brought in and quickly baked. A roll may be kept indefinitely in a cold place.” –from the 1927 Butterick Book of Recipes
Servings: several dozen, depending on sizePrep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 cups melted butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Mix ingredients in a large bowl in the order given. Mold in long rolls. Let stand in a cold place until hard. Slice and bake at 375-degrees for about 10 minutes. “Nuts in these cookies are very attractive when put in whole,” the book suggests.
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