Bachelor Buttons

Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well.

Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture, blending well. Stir in walnuts and coconut.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets, and press center of each cookie with finger to form button. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes.. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield 5 dozen.


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