Saturday, December 5, 2009

Jackson Cookies



I have had this recipe sitting out for a while now, thinking that I really needed to make it.  It didn't hurt that I have this wonderful (ly expensive) bag of Texas pecans begging to be put to use.  I must admit, this recipe has me completely baffled.  There aren't too many ingredients and once again, there are even fewer directions.  But, the ones that ARE included seem completely clear, yet after about 9 minutes in the oven I was running back to the recipe to see if I had "screwed" up again.  Actually, I don't think I did, but to call these "cookies" is crazy.  Too call them "bars" would be crazy too.  I think it's cake!!!  That's all I'm gonna say.  I think Bubba would give me an "S" for this recipe.  It's flavorful (Nutmeg and cinnamon are a great combination)but it's just not a cookie and it is "spicy".  This is one that I don't know if I'll ever know what is right or wrong with what I did.  This recipe is from "Oletha" and perhaps if she were around, she could give me the scoop.  Maybe someday, someone will read this and fill in the missing pieces for me.  Anyway, this is one that I would say...bake at your own risk.

Jackson Cookies
1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
Cream together
3 eggs beaten - add to above
1/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp soda
pinch of salt
Stir into mixture
2 c. flour
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. pecans
Mix well and stir into mixture.
Spread on shallow well greased pan and bake in 375 degree F oven for 10 or 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cut into squares while hot.


2 comments:

  1. It's what we call a 'tray bake' in Scotland. It can be cake, it can be a bar, it can be crispy or soft. In fact, it is whatever you want as long as it tastes good! I love pecans.

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  2. Thanks Janice...what you are saying really makes sense. And I think we hit the "tastes good" part, so I guess we are good to go!

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