Monday, March 3, 2014

Taylorsville’s Famous Buttermilk Cookies by Our Historic Preservation Committee!

Clara P. Jones made these cookies famous in our community years ago. She, along with her husband, raised a family of nine children on the Jones Dairy property. She made nine loaves of bread each day, one for each hungry child.  She was a very hard worker, both in her home and in her church callings.  She was known for her dry humor, wit, and fun loving attitude.  She loved to recite poems for her grandchildren.  

Most of the nine children chose to build homes in the community of Taylorsville.  Some among her posterity are names such as Brown, Tye, North, McBeth, Steadman, Linthicum, Perrington and of course Jones. What a heritage to follow! Thanks, Clara Jones.

Grandma Jones’ Buttermilk Cookies Recipe:

Cream together 1-cup of butter and 2 cups of sugar. Then add:

2 cups of Buttermilk
¼ tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
5 cups flour
2 cups ground raisons
¼ tsp. allspice
2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

Mix well and drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 425° for 5-7 minutes.

(Makes around 6 dozen cookies)

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