Mount Vernon is privately owned and will remain open in the case of a government shutdown.

Enjoy this modern Butterscotch Goodies recipe. 


  • 4 medium eggs
  • 2 cups firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups black walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered sugar
  • Directions

    Beat eggs with beater in top of double boiler until blended. Blend in brown sugar and butter. Place this over rapidly boiling water, stirring constantly, just until hot (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add all at once to cooked mixture. Mix until well blended. Stir in walnuts and vanilla. Turn into well-greased and lightly floured 13x9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

    Yields 48 cookies

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