Butter Cookies..Granny’s Recipe Box 

This is the third recipe I’ve tried from Granny’s Box. The second didn’t turn out so well and it also cost me quite a bit of butter, which should never happen to anyone.  At first glance, the “Butter Cookie” recipe looks like one for cookies, but they are actually bars. These turned out well, but I am including a few “tweaks” for the next time I make them.


2 sticks butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 egg, separated (we will use the white later)

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp cinnamon (I LOVE cinnamon and 1/4 tsp was not enough)

1 tsp vanilla (not in the original recipe, but I can’t make a dessert without it)

1/2 tsp salt (original recipe only called for a pinch, this was not enough)

1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine all ingredients, except for reserved egg white with mixer.
  2. Press out onto a 9×13 cookie sheet. It says un-greased, but next time I will definitely use a little Baker’s Joy.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg white until frothy and spread over cookie mixture. Then sprinkle nuts on top.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for around 10-15 minutes before cutting into bars.