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Courier Cookbook - Christmas Confections (Butter Chews)

My friend Sue’s mother made tons of Christmas cookies and put them in large tins on her enclosed back porch which was unheated in Chicago. It made a nice refrigerator for her weeks, if not month, long Christmas baking. I loved to go there and sample all the cookies. Butter Chews were my favorite. -J. Clark

Butter Chews


¾ cup soft butter

3 T. sugar

1½ cups sifted flour

3 eggs, separated

2¼ cups brown sugar, packed

1 cup chopped pecans

¾ cup coconut

confectionary sugar


Cream butter and sugar. Blend in flour.

Put in the bottom of a 13x9x2” pan.

Put flour on your hands.

Even crust all over pan with your hands.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Take out of oven

Beat egg whites ti...


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