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!!


  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