Monday, August 19, 2013

"Dining Along Historic Highways" Icebox Cookies from Van Horn, 1934

We'll be serving these cookies (with pecans!) at the Hospitality Heroes Award presentation on August 27th!  Come join us!

Click on the images for a closer view!
Van Horn, the Crossroads community for our own Texas Mountain Trail, has its history determined by its location.  Through time, it has always been a place travelers passed through...whether by foot, horseback, wagon, train, bicycle or automobile.  It was also an important stop on the historic highways--the Bankhead Highway and the Old Spanish Trail!  (There will be a November 7th meeting in Van Horn about the Texas Historical Commission's Historic Highways project--specifically, the Bankhead Highway survey.  Click here for details!)

We found this recipe from 1934 in a Van Horn Hospital Auxiliary cookbook, and wanted to share it with you! 

Click here to view a lovely three page .pdf about Van Horn's legacy in welcoming travelers, plus, the entire recipe! 

Eggs, butter, brown sugar!
Mixing in dry ingredients!

Add pecans, form into loaf and rest in the icebox!
Slice, then bake!
Hot and ready to eat!

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