Butter Riches

My dad was Police Chief of the city I grew up in, my Grandmother (his mother) every Christmas would make a 3 pound coffee can filled to the brim with cookies and candies and give to each of my Dad’s officers, as well as neighbors and friends.  We would decorate the outside of the can by wrapping them in Christmas wrap and using a bow on top.  This took us a lot of time, preparing all the cookies and candies, but I sure enjoyed learning about it, and baking along side my Grandma.

Ingredients:

3/4  Cup Butter
1/2  Cup Firmly packed brown sugar
1  Tbsp. Sugar
1  Unbeaten Egg yolk
1  Tsp. Vanilla
1 1/3 – 2  Cups Sifted Flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Cream butter in large bowl, then gradually add sugars and cream until well blended.

Add vanilla and egg yolk and beat.

Blend in flour to form stiff dough.

Shape into balls the size of marbles and place on a greased cookie sheet.

Flatten to the size of a half dollar with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes until golden brown.

Cool and frost.

Browned Butter Frosting – if you desire a frosting

1/4  Cup Butter
2 1/2 Cups Sifted Confectioners Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
1  Tsp. Vanilla
3 to 4 Tbsp. Cream

Brown the butter then blend in the sugar and vanilla.

Gradually add the cream until spreading consistency.

Garnish with slivered almonds, if desired.

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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