Welcome to the twentieth post in my year-long Cookie Series, where I want to bring you a new and delicious cookie recipe every Tuesday of 2015!
The name "Walk to School Cookies" makes me think of cute, barefoot pioneer kids walking to their one-room schoolhouse on a beautiful blue-skied, green-grass day. I imagine the little children singing hymns from church and picking wildflowers off the side of the road to give to their teacher.
What could make such a peaceful walk on a beautiful day any better?
Cookies, of course!
WALK TO SCHOOL COOKIES
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar and extra for rolling
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
- Powdered sugar or chocolate to decorate
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream the butter and sugar. Add in the vanilla. Slowly add the flour.
- Stir in the pecans (if desired).
- Scoop into balls and roll in sugar.
- Set on the cookies sheet and mark with a cross hatch. If the fork sticks to the dough, dip it in the sugar.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- When the cookies are hot, you can sprinkle powdered sugar on them. Or, if you want, you can wait for the cookies to cool and drizzle chocolate over them.