Friday, September 2, 2011


This recipe won first place in an Indianapolis cooking contest in 1960 or 61, if my memory serves me correctly (and that is questionable!). It is perfect for this time of the year!

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup butter
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped nuts*
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup finely chopped, unpeeled apple
Powdered sugar frosting or glaze

In a medium mixing bowl sift the flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg together until well combined.

In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and brown sugar together; add the milk and egg. Beat this mixture until it is smooth. Stir in the flour mixture until well blended then stir in the other ingredients. Drop the dough by teaspoonsful onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until well done. While still warm, not hot, top with a thin powdered sugar frosting or glaze.

*In Indiana this was often hickory nuts. Pecans or walnuts work well.


Linda said...

Linda, Did you win this contest? :-)

Grandma aka Linda Wilson said...

Linda, Wish I could take the credit but I'm afraid it goes to a friend!