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Icebox Cookies with Pecans

a 1934 recipe from Van Horn, Texas on the Texas Mountain Trail, Old Spanish Trail, and the Bankhead Highway

The Clark Girls. Their family operated the Clark Hotel , now a museum in Van Horn

The recipe didn’t offer an oven temperature. We used 350 degrees and watched them like a hawk!

Across the street, the historic Hotel El Capitan. Fully restored and operating as a hotel today. Host for the town’s annual Pecan Dessert Contest.

Visit Van Horn’s Clark Hotel Museum

Van Horn’s Historic Hotel El Capitan, starting point for the El Cap to El Cap Heritage Bike Route (also motorcycle and scenic driving route, too!) See “Plan Your Adventure” at our website: Van Horn in the heart of the Texas Mountains is the closest lodging opportunity for Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Balmorhea State Park, And a terrific gateway to Marfa, Fort Davis, Alpine and Big Bend National Park.

Regional Travel Information-- @trailgirl Texas Mountain Trail, 432-284-0002; also Daily Photo blog,

Icebox cookies from Van Horn along the Texas Mountain Trail  

A historic recipe from Van Horn, Texas from 1934, plus photos of the area then and now. Produced by the non-profit Texas Mountain Trail for...

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