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Cookies: Gourmet

gourmet cookies


Save money by making your own thrift friendly gourmet cookies.  To make gourmet cookies, use real butter, and make them larger.  Depending on the type of cookie, give them a little extra flavor by flattening them in a fork dipped in sugar and other sweet spices.  You can also add other ingredients like cut up candy and nuts.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are a couple special cookie recipes.


Butterfinger Cookies


1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup Butterfinger candy bar, cut into small bits
1/2 tsp vanilla

Sift together the dry ingredients.  Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and continue beating.

Stir in Butterfinger pieces, and the flour mixture.  Add vanilla and mix well.

Drop by teaspoons onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until done.


Pecan Sandies


1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla flavoring
2 1/4 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Beat the butter, 1/4 cup of the sugar, salt and vanilla until fluffy. Slowly beat in the flour, and then stir in the pecans.

Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly brown.

When cool, roll in the remaining sugar until heavily coated.








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