So, for the last few years I have taken my favorite food group (that would be butter) and made it into a cookie following the recipe from the classic 1950’s Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook which we have used all my life:
What I turn out are these:
They are best with just a sprinkling of raw sugar. As well as a stick of peppermint if you have it.
The recipe is as follows:
Mix together thoroughly 1 C. soft butter, 1/2 C. sugar, 1 egg.
Stir in 3 tsp. of flavoring (vanilla, lemon, etc.)
Sift together and stir in 3 C. flour, 1/2 tsp. baking powder.
Chill dough. Roll very thin. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. If glazed cookie is desired, brush mixture of 1 egg yolk and 2 T. water over top of cookies before baking. Bake at 425F for 5 to 7 minutes. Makes about 7 dozen, 2″ cookies.