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AUNT ELEANORíS GERMAN BUTTERSCOTCH COOKIES Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 cup Salt Butter
2 cups Dark Brown Sugar
3 Eggs, separated
3 cups Sifted Flour
1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 tsp. Baking Soda

Directions:
Directions:
Cream butter, add sugar. Add two eggs, one at a time. Sift dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Place in refrigerator until well chilled. Remove a lump at a time and roll out very thin on floured wax paper. Cut with a small cookie cutter and place on a buttered cookie sheet. Brush tops with a beaten whole egg, using a pastry brush. If needed, use an additional egg. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Before serving, allow to cool, then fill one or two serving dishes with cookies. Then place the rest in an airtight tin for another day.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
After being widowed twice, Aunt Eleanor went to work as a housekeeper and cook for a wealthy family. They were lucky; she was a gem.

My mother, her sisters and Aunt Eleanor became acquainted when they worked as teen-aged apprentices to a milliner in the garment district of New York City. Since Aunt Eleanor had never had any children, she "adopted" my brother, my sister and I, and my cousins, since we all lived in my grandmother's house, showering us with affection and gifts whenever she visited. One year she brought the girls lovely ruffled aprons telling us that we were old enough now to help our mothers in the kitchen. And we adopted her because she was so much fun to be with. She was a Carol Channing look alike with a vivacious personality and a charming smile.

Twice a year she took the subway from Yorkville, a German enclave where she lived, to the station about five blocks from our home. My sister, my female cousins and I always awaited her arrival at the subway station with enthusiasm. She was always punctual and always brought a tin of her delicious Butterscotch Cookies for us. After she was widowed for the second time, she sold these cookies to supplement her income.

 

 

 

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