Total Time
3hrs 12mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 12 mins

Got this recipe a few years ago from an American pen friend, in the days before computers!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add all other ingredients.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Chill at least 2-3 hours. Roll out.
  5. Cut in to shapes and bake in 400°F till edges are pale golden brown.
  6. Recipe easily doubled.


Most Helpful

Tasty, especially with a powdered-sugar icing. I doubled the recipe but only added 4 cups (instead of 5) of flour. The cookies were still a little floury, even. I also used a couple squirts of lemon juice instead and orange and it worked just great.

lindseyv May 30, 2010

I liked the hint of orange juice in the batter. I took one person's suggestion of putting the orange sugar glaze on it, but I added some orange zest into the glaze to give it more of a punch of flavor

Willimemo December 10, 2008

Excellent recipe Evie! I did chill for an extra hour, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Delicious subtle flavour, I would not change a thing. My 6 year old and I had a great time decorating these like Christmas Trees, and we supplied her grade one class with treats for a party. This will go into my regular Christmas tray rotation. Thanks for posting!

~Leslie~ December 24, 2006

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