Friday, December 6, 2019

Vintage Recipe: Sliced Nut Cookies

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 

If you're searching for another cookie recipe to add to your Christmas holiday cookie trays, try this recipe for Sliced Nut Cookies. It calls for "cinnamon or other spices" so I'm of course thinking of nutmeg, cloves and/or allspice. Perhaps even a pumpkin pie spice blend. Yummm!

This vintage recipe is dated 8/8/41 and was handwritten in beautiful blue script on both sides of an index card. The recipe card is dated 8/8/41.

The original recipe has been scanned and is transcribed below. It can be printed for use in your own home kitchen. Enjoy!

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Please Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these old recipe cards completely and accurately. Many have faded, are stained, or simply do not include every step or tool used in the process. We have changed the wording in some places and added instruction in others to make the text a bit clearer. We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.

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Sliced Nut Cookies

prep time: 15 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 25 mins


  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Shortening, melted
  • 1 cup Nuts, chopped
  • 5 cups Flour
  • 3 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon or other spices


  1. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
  2. Mix sugars and shortening well together.
  3. Add eggs slowly, beating thoroughly.
  4. Stir in nuts, then add flour mixture.
  5. After mixture has been well blended, shape into rolls about 2 1/2" in diameter.
  6. Place rolls in icebox (refrigerate overnight).
  7. When ready to bake, slice the dough as thinly as possible.
  8. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 375°F for about 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from baking sheet while cookies are still warm.


Original handwritten recipe card dated 8/8/1941
Created using The Recipes Generator

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