OMG! I was going through my recipe box and found this. It is eons old but oh so good. Give it a try and your family will think you won the lottery (of cookies).
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. good vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups flour, sifted
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup dried cranberries or chopped pecans (your choice)
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add the eggs, one at a time, continuing to keep the texture very light.
Add the remaining dry ingredients (except for the fruit/nuts) slowly until well blended. Add the vanilla and beat until all is combined.
On parchment lined cookie sheets, drop by teaspoonfuls and then with a fork dipped in flour, lightly press each one to slightly flatten.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes. They should be golden brown. Remove to a rack to completely cool down.