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Holiday cookies: Day 20 — Walnut Butterscotch Cookies

Serves: About 16

This recipe is from Sue Lorenz of Modesto, Calif. She writes, “This is my favorite cookie recipe. I just pour the oil and vanilla on the brown sugar and blend. I think I got this recipes from my mother, Isabel Peckham of Woodland, Calif.”


1 egg

1 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup salad oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Beat eggs. Add sugar, oil and vanilla and mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients and nuts and mix. Spread in an 8-inch greased pan and bake in oven preheated at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Don’t overbake. Let cool and cut into squares.