Have you ever wondered if you would have had what it took to survive out on the homestead? Well, imagine yourself stoking the wood fire in your log cabin kitchen stove. You’re preparing to make your holiday cookies. You go to gather your ingredients. You may have fresh cream butter you just whipped up from your morning milking. But, oh, no! Where is your processed granulated sugar? You forgot to plant a crop of sugar beats! Where is your Mexican vanilla, not to mention your cream of tartar?
Well, never fear. Here is a recipe, with only just 4 ingredients you would probably have in your food stuffs: butter, maple syrup, flour and salt. If you want to be real old timey, you can grind some wheat berries to get fresh milled flour. (A coffee grinder works well if you don’t have a flour mill). So get out your gingham apron and enjoy a taste of the good ol’ days.
Heirloom Maple Meltaways
- 2 cups flour-whole wheat pastry flour works great!
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and maple syrup. Mix flour and salt. Mix together with butter.
On a cookie sheet lined with parchment , drop dough balls by the tablespoonful 2 inches apart. If you want, top with a whole shelled nut.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Keep cookies chilled for best texture. They can get crumbly at room temperature.