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Ruth Hills' Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Ruth Hills' Brown Sugar Cookies, by , is from Mahaffey Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Carolyn Mahaffey
Added: Monday, January 28, 2008


Cream: 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup oleo

1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda

1/2 cup finely ground nuts

Brown Sugar Frosting:
6 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp oleo
Bring to boil, let cool and add 1 tsp vanilla and powder sugar to spreading consistency.

Chill 20 minutes. Shape into balls, place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with glass. Bake 12 minutes at 350.

Variation for chocolate:
5 tbsp white sugar and 1 tbsp cocoa instead of brown sugar.




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