- Aug 21, 2010
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My Granny would get in holiday baking mode probably by Hallowe'en or shortly thereafter and would spend days at a time baking cookies, cakes, fudge, pies etc. and filling tin after tin of sugary deliciousness. Being major recipients of that culinary goodness me & my brother were more than willing to do our part by cracking all the nuts she needed. So, after a marathon walnut cracking episode we decided we'd also like to have some cookies with hickory nuts & wore our fingers to nubs getting enough to make it worth Granny's while. This woulda been in the late 50's/early 60's.Hickory nuts are harder than times were in the thirties. You can't even buy them in the stores because they haven't figured out how to get the meat out of them yet. LOL!