Yes, these are wonderful, Christmas cookies. Yes, they come from the 1956 edition of Betty Crocker. The actual directions instruct to chill the dough, and bake them for 10-12 minutes. You don't have to put them 2" apart because they don't spread. I made them this Christmas (family tradition), and I did get 48 cookies out of the recipe.
I have a question!? Is the powdered sugar one of the ingredients that I'm supposed to "mix in" to the batter? or is the 1/2 cup powdered sugar what I'm supposed to be rolling the balls in?
These are the ones we've been making for 30 years. We all thougth these were handed down from our German grandmother, imagine the disappointment when we learned Betty C. was the originator. Althought these are perfectly fine & delicious cookies, I ONLY use pecans and double the batch with one half subbing the 1/2 cup of powdered sugar for brown sugar (light or dark--dark is more intense). Same process.
This is a very good cookie. Easy to make and the taste is wonderful. You can't stop at one!! I used butter I think it gives the cookie the best taste. Because we enjoy these cookies so much I make them all year long.
The cakes were as hard as rocks and bland. Will not make again.
This is second time making these, great recipe, altho 400 might be a little to high, next time I will try 375 for 8 to 10 mins. On parchment paper. Excellent cookie ! (Tips from my wife, she's an old school baker)
Excellent and tasty ! I made them for my party and everybody love them ! thank you :)
We are all big mystery readers in our family. These cookies are superb, we call them "THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR!" Cookies, have a couple and you'll see why we always know who took the last cookie!
I made the Betty Crocker recipe version of this as well. Couldn't find my book this year, so I tried to find a recipe online. These were magnificent. Soft and slightly crunchy, with a melt-in-you-mouth fluffiness. Absolutely fantastic! :)
Love these - they weren't the biggest hit with my holiday guests, perhaps because they are messy but they happen to be one of my favorites this year. They keep very well. We used pecans this year. I followed the baking instructions in the Betty Crocker Cooky book, I'm not sure if it makes much difference or not.