Friday, March 24, 2006

Arlene Miller's Angel Cookies

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups flour
1/2 cup nuts

Cream butter and shortening, blend in sugars. Add egg and vanilla, mix well. Sift dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture. Stir well; then stir in nuts. Roll in balls about the size of a walnut. First dip in cold water, then in sugar. Place on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork. Bake at about 375° until edges are lightly browned.

Arlene Miller of Rose, Nebraska, placed this recipe in the Jolly Neighbors Extension Club's handwritten cookbook during the early 1960's. I have expanded the directions a little because all the recipes were greatly condensed to fit on one side of a 3x5" recipe card.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)