When the blizzard was still on its way to the Boston area, I stocked up on all the ingredients needed to make my favorite soups.
But now that the snow has arrived and I'm facing a grueling day of snow shoveling, I've got my mind on a different kind of comfort food.
The only question is, which of these cookies should I make?
Here are the recipes from the above 1956 ad for Diamond walnuts.
Brown Sugar Chews
1 cup (packed) brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup sifted flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup coarsely chopped Diamond walnuts
Stir together egg, brown sugar and the vanilla. Add sifted flour with salt and baking soda. Add crunchy Diamond walnuts. Bake 18 to 20 minutes in well-greased 8" square pan at 350˚. Cookies should be soft when taken from oven. Cool in pan. Cut in squares. Makes 25.
Walnut Spice Cookies
1 egg white
2 dashes salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1 cup finely chopped Diamond walnuts
Diamond walnut halves
Beat egg white with salt until stiff. Gradually beat in sugar mixed with spices. Fold in chopped Diamond walnuts. Drop from teaspoon onto well-greased cookie sheet. Top with golden Diamond walnut halves. Bake at 250˚ for 35 to 40 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen.