Cookie Road Trip – Arkansas
By Beverly Hicks Burch
Ok, all you Razorbacks…this one’s for you. Yep, this cookie recipe is from this state of Arkansas.
Arkansas is another of our Southern states that lies just west of the great Mississippi River. Home of the Ozark Mountains, it also has the traditional humid, and subtropical Southern climate. Arkansas was carved out of land from the Louisiana Purchase, but the 1st European explorer to see Arkansas was Desoto.
Our recipe from Arkansas comes from Marjorie Christian of the Henderson United Methodist Church in Little Rock, the capitol of Arkansas. Called “Cheese Cookies” the recipe reminds me of a shortbread or tea cookie.
© 2008 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 package cream cheese
¾ cup chopped nuts
2 cups flour
Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar.
Stir in flour, nuts and vanilla.
Roll in damp cloth and place in the refrigerator overnight.
Slice thin and bake at 350º for 15 minutes.