This recipe is one of my favorites. My Grandma gave me the recipe years ago and it makes me happy to read something she wrote. And to taste something she used to make.
These came out of the oven and were disappearing quickly so I thought I'd better photograph them before they were all gone!
Million Dollar Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour (I added a bit more because it seemed quite sticky)
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla (or 1/2 tsp almond extract....I was out of vanilla)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Cream butter, shortening and sugars. Add beaten egg and vanilla. Mix remaining ingredients and add to wet mixture. Mix well. Form into small balls and press flat with a glass dipped in sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
A couple of these treats are on their way to Kayla's teacher in the morning! I just used a scrap of patterned paper and stamped a sentiment on it. Rounded the corners with my punch, added some Stickles and baker's twine and off they go!
Do you have any recipes from a loved one that make you happy?
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