Grandpa's Cookies Recipe

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Grandpa's Cookies Recipe
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Grandpa's Cookies Recipe

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My grandpa, a widower, raised his three sons on his own and did all the cooking and lots of baking. I can still picture him making these tasty cookies. —Karen Baker, Dover, Ohio
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Directions

Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, water and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture, and mix well.
Shape into two rolls; wrap in plastic. Chill 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375°. Cut rolls into 1/4-in. slices; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Grandpa's Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 84 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  1. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, water and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture, and mix well.
  2. Shape into two rolls; wrap in plastic. Chill 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut rolls into 1/4-in. slices; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Grandpa's Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p64

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schreiber User ID: 1569307 39224
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"There is nothing more classic, or humble than this recipe! I remember my Grandmother wrapping and putting rolls of this dough in the freezer. We always mixed dough in quantity, on the farm. This cookie is soft, chewy and keeps well!"

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sweetlover User ID: 1727229 13721
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2007

"These cookied are really delicious. They bake up soft and chewy."

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