These sometimes get identified in boxes “parline” or “pauline” cookies. The Southern pronunciation of praline can tumble out of the mouth to sound something like “praw-leen,” so people who heard the name but didn’t see it written started writing it various other ways.
From a box sold in Canby, Oregon.
2/3 c. butter
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. molasses
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. mace
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. nuts
Praline Cookies Method (provided by Yesterdish)
- Preheat oven to 375. Grease and flour a baking sheet or line with nonstick foil.
- Melt butter and mix with sugar and molasses.
- Sift together flour, baking soda, mace, and salt.
- Beat eggs and vanilla into butter and sugar mixture.
- Add flour mixture to batter.
- Fold nuts into mixture.
- Drop on baking sheet and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.