My Grandma Wert’s Brown Sugar Cookies

Cream together:   2 cups brown sugar
                        1/2 cup shortening (I use margerine)

Add:                    2 eggs and beat until creamy.

Sift together:         3 cups flour
                            3 teaspoons baking powder
                         3/4 teaspoon soda

Add flour mixture to sugar/shortening/egg mixture alternately with
                          1/2 cup canned milk

Mix well.

Add:                     1 teaspoon vanilla
                         3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets and bake 12 minutes at 375º until golden brown.  If you let them set just a little after taking them out of the oven, they will remove from the cookie sheets better. (I do not usually grease the cookie sheets.)  Remove to waxed paper and cool.  When totally cool, frost with Maple Flavored Frosting.

1 lb. box of confectioner’s sugar
1 stick of margerine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
3 tablespoons canned milk (use slightly more if icing isn’t “spreadable”).

Mix everything together and frost cookies.  When the frosting is set, I layer them into an airtight container with waxed paper between the layers.

(These are my sons’ favorite cookies, and  I always make a double batch of cookies and frosting.  One single batch is never enough!)


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9 responses to “

  1. Yum!  Another recipe to print off and try.  The cookies sound wonderful!

  2. Yay, a no fat, no sugar, no cholesterol cookie anyone can enjoy!  LOL  My arteries hardeneth as I readeth.  They sound SO good!

  3. ryc:  No, I certainly did not know all of those things, or have even heard of them, and I’ve lived here for 35 of my nearly 49 years.  I’m actually not that fiercely loyal to DE either.  I know, heresy.   There are a lot of things about the climate and topography that I am not crazy about.  But, there ARE lots of people here that I’m crazy about, so I stay.  =)

  4. Just popped in to say I saw you were on my site a couple times in the last couple days. hope things are going good for you all!
    loves, ash

  5. yay!!!!!!!!!!! thanx so much!

  6. Can’t wait to try the cookie recipe! I’ve made them before, but this recipe is a tad different!
    Thanks! (sherry)

  7. Hey mom…this is my new xanga. No updates yet just and intro post…i’ll try to keep it going if i have time….luv you-Lem

  8. Those cookies sound yummy, I’ll have to try them. Thanks for the comment and the concern about the weather here in Iowa. 5″ of rain Thursday night, thunder and lightening and wind but no tornado touched the ground near us. I’ll have to check out Lem’s site. Take Care Dear BEG.

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