- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar, then beat into creamed mixture.
Divide the dough into 3 or 4 portions and roll them out, one at a time, on a lightly floured board to a thickness of 1/4-inch. Cut with a cookie cutter and transfer cutouts to a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F. until lightly browned -- no longer than 10 minutes.
- 1 egg white, at room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet.
Beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add brown sugar, beating constantly, until stiff peaks form. Fold in pecans.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of meringue onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake about 15 to 20 minutes or until delicately brown and firm. Cool three to five minutes before removing from cookie sheet.