Nebraska's Hickory Nut Cookies Recipe

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Nebraska's Hickory Nut Cookies

Bea L.


NEBRASKA: Munch your way across the USA. Carolyn Hoagland, the state of Nebraska is now represented. This recipe is from a book called "Capitol Cookies", which has a cookie recipe to represent every state and Washington, DC.

This recipe was submitted by the University of Nebraska Office Personnel in Lincoln, NE, Sharon L. Warren, Chairperson.

I personally have not tried this recipe so, Carolyn, if you try it please let us know if it makes the state of NE proud.

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4 doz


10 Min




1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 stick
butter, softened
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 medium
egg, beaten slightly
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
cream of tartar
2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
*hickory nuts, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

Cream both sugars and butter together. Add vanilla and beaten egg and beat well. Add salt, baking soda and cream of tartar and beat well. Gradually add in flour and mix well. Add in nuts and mix well.
Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with foil and spray with cooking spray. Drop by using a teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheet and bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes. Cookies are done when edges show a hint of gold.
* If you can't find hickory nuts I'm sure you can use pecans or walnuts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Nebraska