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Grandpa’s Cookies

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

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