Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My sweet tooth was calling.......

All my BEST recipes are in here!  Mary less!  I think this was my first ME item I ever got.....LOVE!!!!!

Ingredients at the ready!

My trusty Kitchen Aide mixer creaming the butter and sugar.

Fresh out of the oven....need to cut into squares while still warm.

Ta Dah!  All ready to eat!
These are my Jan Hagen cookies that I have made for over 30 years I of my fav's.  If anyone out there knows who the heck Jan Hagen is I would be interested....I have no idea who she is or where I got this recipe!   But if anyone wants to make them, here follows the recipe:

Jan Hagen Cookies

1 C butter
1 C sugar
1 egg yolk
1 egg white
2 C flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I always use pecans...another fav)

Cream butter and sugar together.  Add egg yolk and mix. Sift flour and cinnamon together and gradually add to mixture.  Spread dough on a cookie sheet ( my cookie sheets are HUGE so it only covers about half but any port in a storm you know....if you have a regular sized cookie sheet like any normal person would it will work just fine).  Brush on a film of egg white.  Sprinkle on the nuts and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.  Cut into squares while hot and let cool.  (If you don't cut them while hot you will never get them out of there without a big mess on your hands....guess I how I know that.)


  1. Hi. I am Jan Hagen. My sister found your site and sent me the url. It's hilarious seeing my name out here.

    I have a massive passion for food (you can see my Facebook page called "OhForTheLoveOfFood" and I attempted a blog in Tumbler (I think you can find it with a bunch of my recipes by visitng, but I learned quickly that I'm not so good at keeping the blog current. Thank you for mentioning me in the recipe.

  2. Jan Hagen is my friend! A great person, mom, wife, friend, daughter, sister and a fabulous cook, baker, chef! Glad to read you love her cookies! Paula

    1. You are a sweetie Paula. I learned these cookies back in home ec in school. Wonder how my married name got connected to them. I love the internet!


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