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Grandma Allspach's Overnight Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Elizabeth Bernt Allspach
Added: Friday, June 30, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cream:
4 c brown sugar
1/2 c butter
Add:
4 well beaten eggs
1 T vanilla
Sift:
6 c flour
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar

Directions:
Directions:
Shape dough in a long roll and refrigerate. When ready to bake, slice 1/4 inch or thicker if softer cookie desired.

May use this recipe for date-filled cookies by rolling dough in a rectangular shape and spreading the following filling over dough. Then, roll dough into a long roll, refrigerate and slice for baking when chilled.

Filling -
1 box raisins or dates
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c water
Boil until thickened. Cool and add 1 c chopped nuts.

When ready to bake, heat over to 350 degrees and bake 10-12 min.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6 dozen depending on thickness of slices
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
May take over an hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Grandma Allspach prepared these sweet treats by hand and generally served them only at Christmas. Mom had the advantage of a heavy duty Kitchen Aid mixer which she used to speed preparation along and always included these cookies on gift plates that she prepared for special friends during the holidays.

 

 

 

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