Recipe for Cornmeal Sugar Cookies


    Cornmeal Sugar Cookies

    3/4 cup butter or margarine
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup yellow cornmeal
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup chopped nuts

    In a mixing bowl beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat well.

    Stir together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Add to sugar mixture and beat until thoroughly combined. Stir in nuts. Shape into three 12-inch rolls. Wrap and chill for several hours or overnight.

    Cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool on wire rack.

    Makes about 8 dozen cookies.