Nalbone Family Recipes

This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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cookies, desserts


Mom's Black Book

Servings: 24

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Recipe steps taken from similar recipes on-line.


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 dozen eggs, well beaten
  • 4 cups flour (like your making macaroni)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon extract
  • 1/2 pound nuts, sliced


  1. Heat oven to 350 deg. Beat sugar, oil and eggs in large bowl with spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and lemon. Stir in nuts.
  2. Divide dough in half. Spread each half into 9x6-inch rectangle on ungreased cookie sheet (dough will start to spread but will become firm during baking).
  3. Bake about 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cutting board.
  4. Cut rectangles crosswise into 3/4-inch slices. Place slices, cut side down, on cookie sheet.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 200 deg. Bake 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours or until crisp and light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool. 24 biscuits.

* If using 2 cookie sheets, switch placement of sheets halfway through baking; if baking 1 rectangle at a time on one cookie sheet, refrigerate other half of dough while first rectangle bakes.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 229 Calories; 13g Fat (49.9% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 53mg Cholesterol; 80mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

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