We have no idea why Grandmother called these yummy little drop cookies “Thanksgiving Cookies” because she often used to bake up a batch for everyday snacks, not just for passing around the table with the tea-pot after a big family Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Cookies

1/2 cup butter, creamed
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 Tbsp sweet milk
1/2 tsp baking soda, in milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup nuts, chopped


May decorate with 1/4 cherry on top of each.

Like most old recipes, this one was written down as a list of ingredients with very limited instructions. I find that baking for 8-10 minutes in a 350°F oven, on a lightly greased cookie sheet, usually works fine for drop cookie recipes.

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  1. domestika

    I agree – this recipe doesn’t take much skill or concentration, so it’s a good one to let the kids help. And teach all sorts of useful reading and math skills along the way, too – reading the list of ingredients and measuring them out ahead of time, then mixing together in the order given.

    You don’t need to use an electic mixer for these, either, so there’s that whole safety issue covered, too.

    And what kid doesn’t enjoy putting the cherries on top! One for the cookies… one for me… one for the cookies… one for me…

  2. Anonymous

    these cookies are great and very easy to make with the help of your kids!!! FUN FUN FUN

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