Friday, July 6, 2007

Butterscotch Refrigerator Cookies ..... Flashback Friday from my childhood. I remember my mother baking these cookies to satisfy our pleas!

Butterscotch Refrigerator Cookies
1 cup butter, room temperature
3 cups packed brown sugar
4 eggs, separated
5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks one at a time beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, and the baking soda. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Gradually stir in the nuts.
In a small mixing bowl beat the egg whites to form stiff peaks. Fold into dough mixture.
Divide the dough into four portions and form into logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Slice into 1/4" slices. Place 1" apart on an prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 10 to 12 minutes until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

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