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
Ingredients:
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
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Directions:
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.
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In a small mixing bowl beat the egg whites to form stiff peaks. Fold into dough mixture.
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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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