Washboard Cookies

"Very old cookie recipe. Made a few of these in my time!! Soooo goood!!"
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Ready In:
4 dozen




  • Cream butter, brown sugar, and egg.
  • Stir together baking soda and water.
  • Add to creamed mixture.
  • Add flour and mix well.
  • Shape into walnut sized balls.
  • Place on greased cookie sheets.
  • Flatten with fork.
  • Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 325F degrees for 15 minutes.

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  1. For anyone who read my comments on these need to know there obviously is no peanut butter in these cookies. They are, however, very, very good. (I got mixed up with another recipe; senior moment, sorry!) I intend to make them again and again.
  2. I bookmarked this recipe a long time ago and am just now getting down to making them. I am eating one of these delicious cookies as I write. They are lovely, with a rich old fashioned flavour that makes me think of grandmothers, calico aprons, porch swings and lazy hound dogs. They turned out perfect! I sprinkled them with demerara sugar before baking. I will be making these often. Thanks for a great recipe.
  3. really good, really easy! cant get mine to form into balls either, but meh, they still taste great, and my husband makes me bake these once a week =D. ty for a simple snack to put in his lunchbox.
  4. I just made these cookies and they turned out great! My niece loves them and It's so simple that the kids can help you! I will be making these again. P.S. My dough was not firm enough to roll into balls but they still turned out great!
  5. My dough was also not firm enought to roll into balls. I just put rounded tablespoons of the dough on the cookie sheet, sprinkled with colored sugar & baked. They were fluffy & tasty! And so far ... the kids like them! I also doubled the recipe, but I am not going to get 8 DOZEN ... then again, when making cookies I don't think I EVER get the cookie count I am supposed to! LoL


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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