Cookie Road Trip – Delaware
By Beverly Hicks Burch
Welcome back to the cookie road trip!
This pit stop on the trip takes us to the tiny state of Delaware. It is our second smallest state and 7th most densely populated. Tiny doesn’t negate importance though! Delaware is the First State. You know how everyone what to be the one to call “first”…well, Delaware can! Known as “Chateau Country”, artist Andrew Wyeth captured much of its landscape in his art.
Its official bird is the Blue Hen Chicken…humm…that sounds like a whole other meal…although this bird’s pedigree can be traced back to the Revolutionary War . Unfortunately, the blue hen was used for the purpose of cock fighting.
Today’s cookie comes from Sheila Fox a Justice of the Peace Court Employee. Sheila’s grandmother Hazel passed the recipe down to her, and Hazel got it off the back of a Bisquick box! Sheila serves her Applesauce Cookies at Christmas, but I’m sure you can serve them any time you’d like.
© 2008 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 – ½ cups biscuit mix (like Bisquick)
1 cup raisins
2/3 cup applesauce
2/3 cup nuts
2 tablespoons cinnamon or allspice (I’m sure you can adjust the amount of spice to you liking. I would probably cut this in half or use 1 – 2 teaspoons and use cinnamon…but, use the spice of you choice!)
½ cup butter, softened
¼ cup flour
- Heat oven to 375°.
- Mix brown sugar, butter and egg.
- Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake until brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
- Immediately remove from cookie sheet.
- Cool slightly.
- Frost if desired.
Yields about 4 dozen cookies.