Friday, March 7, 2014

Grandma Edith Barlow's Frosted Butter Cookies

Megan Furniss Salvo with her Grandma Edith Barlow 2013
Mom's brother, Mark Furniss, married a really wonderful lady, Julie Barlow. Aunt Julie's mother, Edith Barlow, passed away a few months ago. She definitely left the world a better place and seemed to be living every minute of her life. Very inspiring. As I was cleaning out my office today I found a handwritten recipe of Edith's that is just barely legible. I'm going to post it here before it disappears completely! (The recipe is in my Grandma Furniss's handwriting. I like the idea of these two sweet grandmas exchanging recipes.) I remember having these cookies - they're memorable. :)

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 c. butter

1 1/2 c. brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. sour cream or 1 c. canned milk with juice of 1/2 a lemon

Dry Ingredients:

2 1/2 c. flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 c. nuts

Mix ingredients same as for a cake (mixing wet and dry ingredients separately, then adding dry ingredients to wet ingredients half a cup at a time, stirring between each half cup). Drop by spoonful onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 to 400 degrees for 10 minutes (AH! it looks like a 10... could be a 20).


3 T. butter melted to a golden brown

1 - 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

2 2/3 T. hot water

2/3 tsp. vanilla

No instructions on this one. I'm guessing you beat this with a mixer. That's the funny thing about real cooks writing down recipes - they already know stuff.

1 comment:

allyn said...

Are these theee famous Edith Barlow cookies? This is exciting! Can't wait to make them