With a bit of blustery weather last weekend, I got out the cookie ingredients and made some "Crunchy Nut Cookies"
This recipe goes WAY back - like 50 years ago - and was originally printed on the side of a Gold Medal Flour package.
My mom was relentless at clipping recipes from the newspaper and from the sides of sugar, flour, and vegetable shortening packages. They are some of the best recipes! Today, we have tons of online recipes available in minutes with a quick google search. I suppose the manufacturers' packaging was the pre-curser to 'epicurious.com'. . .
The Crunchy Nut Cookies recipe is below, complete with yellowed tape from my mom's recipe scrapbook.
Anyway, these cookies are delicious! I used walnuts for this batch, but different kinds of nuts - pecans, cashews, etc - make the cookies unique.
I make cookie batter in my Kitchen Aid mixer and this batter is a little unusual in that it's more like coarse sand than cookie dough. To form the dough into balls, I spoon some into my hand, and the warmth of my hand helps to form the dough.
Chopped is Back!
As long as I was on the memory train this week, I completed something that has been on my to-do list for a month of Sundays (if not longer)!
The Chopped pattern has been a Hummingbird Highway best seller, until I ran out of the printed version of the pattern.
This week, I got motivated, and converted the pattern to an instant-downloadable PDF version.
Everything from the original pattern is there, except the postage to send it to you.
Purchase and download Chopped HERE.
This pattern is a great stash buster as it uses either fat quarters or scraps plus a bit of background fabric. I used white and cream for my two samples, but the quilt is also stunning with black background and bright colorful blocks.
And it's fun to make because it's a twist on the popular pinwheel block. The pattern only includes a lap size version due to limitations of the pieced border.