Washboard Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • Sugar to dust
  1. Cream butter, brown sugar, and egg in a mixing bowl. Add water and vanilla. Mix together rest of ingredients and add to the creamed mixture. Shape into walnut-sized balls and place on greased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork dipped in water and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes. Makes 3-1/2 dozen.
  2. (Using a fork didn't work for me, I used the bottom of a small juice glass dipped in water.)
I found this in the 2004 TOH Best Holiday Recipes.