Prep 14 hrs
Cook 8 mins
From a Wiccan website that I plan to make for the next Sabbat. The site itself said: This recipe yields about 36 cookies which can be served at any of the eight Sabbats, as well as at Esbats and all other Witchy get-togethers. (The above "Cauldron Cookies" recipe is from "The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch's Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions and Recipes" by Gerina Dunwich, page 167, Citadel Press, Carol Publishing Group Edition, 1995.) Prep time includes refrideration (sp).
- 3⁄4 cup softened butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- Cream the butter in a large cast-iron cauldron (or mixing bowl).
- Gradually add the brown sugar, beating well.
- Add the eggs, lemon juice, and zest and then beat by hand or with an electric mixer until the mixture is well blended.
- The next step is to stir in the flour and pecans.
- Cover the cauldron with a lid, aluminum foil, or plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready, shape the dough into one-inch balls and place them about three inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
- Bake in a 375° preheated oven for approximately 8 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and place on wire racks until completely cool.
Mmmmmmm delicious! I made these for a small party that I was hosting today and they went very well! The lemon rind gave its own charisma to this recipe. Everyone wanted the recipe and the little ones were fascinated by the name too!I did substitute the butter with margarine and the pecans with almonds. Also, I baked these at 200C(in my oven that was pre-heated to the same temperature) for 21 minutes. Thank you for sharing an incredibly good recipe with a great name! May these cookies with a brilliant name bring you alot of fame on Zaar!