Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
this recipe came from a gooseberry patch cookbook as requested from heather feather. it is attributed to ana kelly's(birmingham alabama)aunt cornelia.........ana kelly stated that these date back to the turn of the 20th century.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- sparkling white sugar
- beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
- gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well.
- add egg and vanilla;beat well.
- combine flour,salt,baking soda and baking powder.
- beat into batter alternatly with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
- shape dough into 2 discs,wrap well and refridgerate at least 1 hour.
- roll each disc to a 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface.
- cut with a 3 inch cutter, place 1 inch apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
- sprinkle with sugar.
- bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes.
- cool 1 minute and move to wire racks.
These are very good. Soft and tender cookies, very pretty with the sparkly sugar on top. These are not very,very sweet (which makes them a very good choice for dunking in coffee or tea, as the recipe name implies). I was able to get 3 dozen cookies. A nice light tasting cookie. Thanks for sharing.