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Mrs. Schaeffer's Hickory Nut Drops

Makes about 100 cookies.

Ingredients:Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.com

  • 1/2 - cup butter
  • 2 - cups sugar
  • 3 - beaten eggs
  • 2-1/2 - cups flour, sifted
  • 2 - teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 - cup milk or cream
  • 2 - cups hickory nutmeats
  • 1/2 - teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease cookie sheets.

  1. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, and blend.  Sift flour and baking powder together, adding to batter alternately with milk. 

  2. Dredge nuts with a little flour and add with flavoring.  If batter seems too thin, add a little more flour at this point. 

  3. Drop from spoon onto cookie sheet.  Bake for about 10 minutes.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Did You Know?
The Pennsylvania Dutch come mostly from what is now Germany rather than the Netherlands. Logically, their language too is ultimately a derivative of Palatinate German, not Dutch.

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