Granny’s recipes: Million dollar cookies

21 Oct

The title is hilarious because this recipe is from before 1970 – could be as early as the 1930s. So in today’s terms with inflation, would it be “billion dollar cookies”? OK, according to the Googs, a million dollars in 1970 is worth about $6.7 million dollars today. But calling these “6.7 million dollar cookies” is too wordy. So million dollar cookies it is.

This was one of the recipes that had very little directions. The directions are literally “Drop by teaspoon, then flatten with fork. Bake 350 degrees.”

Wow, helpful, Granny. Thanks.

But, most cookie recipes follow the same pattern, so I did that here. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, add flour, add nuts. Drop on cookie sheet (greased? ungreased? I went with ungreased since they had so much butter in them).  Bake how long? I started at 8 minutes and keep checking.

They turned out pretty good. They’re a little overdone on the bottom, but the tops needed longer to bake. So I’m not sure how to fix that. So just be forewarned.

Million dollar (aka 6.7 million dollar) cookies

1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2.5 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350. Cream together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add flour and baking soda and mix well. Stir in walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until tops are set.

3 Responses to “Granny’s recipes: Million dollar cookies”

  1. mydearbakes October 22, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    Gosh, this is so lovely! Great job! =)

  2. Marsha October 22, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    OMG, I recognize these. My mom used to make them, but she squished hers with the bottom of her fostoria pitcher, so they had a little pattern on the top, and got lots flatter, which, btw, might help the doneness throughout thing! Fun!

    • The Reinvented Lass October 22, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Fantastic! I was guessing the flatness or lack thereof had something to do with it. I’ll try it!

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