Drop Nut Cookies

My oldest sister came with her family for the weekend.  Today we spent the day all together at my parent’s house.  The cousins all played and were SO excited to go trick-or-treating in the evening.  My sister Amy had put lasagna in the crockpot so dinner would be done early and we could eat quickly, get the kids dressed up and get outside before it got dark.  Nancy Drew, Luke Skywalker, a pirate, Sherlock Holmes and a knight were all anxious for the evenings events to unfold!

Since dinner was already made, I decided to try a new cookie recipe for dessert.  Though, with all of the candy that was about to enter the house, it probably wasn’t necessary.  In all honesty though, are cookies ever “necessary?!”  I knew with all of the family together, it would be a good time to make them, so I wouldn’t end up eating them all myself!

Drop Nut Cookies Recipe

Drop Nut Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts

Cream brown sugar, butter and eggs.  Add cream and vanilla, mix well.  Blend in flour and baking powder.  Chop and mix in nuts.  Bake at 375 degrees for 12-13 minutes.

Drop Nut Cookies Dough No NutsI began by creaming the brown sugar, butter and eggs.  Rather than cream, which I didn’t have, I added in 2% milk and the vanilla.  Next I added pastry flour and baking powder.  The dough seemed a little too sticky, so I added another half cup of flour.

Drop Nut cookies Crushed Nuts

I chopped up 1/2 cup of walnuts, but I think that pecans would also be really good in this recipe!

Drop Nut Cookies - Finished DoughI poured the chopped walnuts into the dough and mixed them in.

Drop Nut Cookies Dough BallsThe dough balls were a little sticky, but still easy to work with.  I got them ready on the trays and put them into my preheated oven.

Drop Nut Cookies on TrayThe cookies came out beautifully!  They had a light maple scent.  I couldn’t wait to try one!

Drop Nut Cookies on Cooling RackAfter setting on the tray for a few minutes, I transferred them to a cooling rack.

Drop Nut Cookies StackedThey were delicious!  One of the comments about them were that they “tasted like an old-fashioned sugar cookie.”  Which is weird, but it was true.  How can something taste old-fashioned?  I think we’ve changed the way we cook and bake and there are so many great old recipes and flavors that we are missing out on!

Drop Nut CookieThe cookies and the evening were both a success!  We all loved the cookies and as usual, the kids made happy memories raking in a huge haul of candy in the freezing cold temperatures of a Michigan Halloween!

Happy Baking!


Drop Nut Cookies Spiral

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