Butterscotch Drops

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins, washed, drained, and coarsely chopped

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture, blending well. Stir in vanilla, pecans, and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen.


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