"Paul Bunyan" Cookies
My Grandma called these cookies,
"Cobblestone Cookies"..some people call them "Milk Box Cookies", I call them "Delicious"; The newspaper clipping calls them Paul Bunyan Cookies...call them what you want-they are good any combination you make.
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- 1 c
- real butter only, room temperature
- 1 1/2 c
- granulated sugar
- 1 large
- 1 tsp
- vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 c
- all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp
- baking powder
- 1/2 tsp
- 1/2 tsp
- almond extract
- 6 small
- drops red food coloring or food gel
- 1/4 c
- chopped nuts, i use pecans or walnuts
- 1 pkg
- pre-melted unsweetened chocolate
4Divide dough into thirds.
Add almond extract and food gel to one part, and press evenly into the prepared container.
Add nuts to the second piece, and press onto the first piece.Or wrap each piece separately and pack into pan the next day.
Add melted chocolate to the third piece, mixing in well; press chocolate piece evenly over second layer.
Note: you can arrange colors in any order you wish.
6Cut each half into 1/8-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or just until edges are firm;or starting to brown on the edges. Remove to racks to cool.
I know this may sound difficult- but once you get the hang of it ,it is quite simple- give it a try!