Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
This recipe belongs to a very dear friend who was kind enough to share it with me. When her husband was stationed in Lafayette we would get together and bake these cookies at Christmas. It always brings back memories when I make them. I now use this recipe to make "cookie bouquets." When using for a cookie bouquet roll the cookie a little thicker and press lollipop stick into cookie after you have placed on cookie sheet.
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1⁄4 cups butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix flour, baking soda, sugar and cinnamon.
- Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Beat egg, egg yolk and vanilla and add to flour mixture.
- Mix with hands to make a smooth dough.
- Turn dough on lightly floured board and knead several times and form into ball.
- Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- Take half of dough and roll on lightly floured suface to 1/8" thick.
- Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes until lightly brown around edges.
- Frost with favorite icing.
These cookies are out of this world!!! The simple addition of cinnamon (compared to other suger cookies) is fabulous. I made these along with a yummy EASY frosting #99708. My daughter and her dance class loved them and wanted more! Thank you, and your friend, for sharing this recipe!!
These cookies are something to sing about!! I made these for both of my DS's choir parties. The kids (all 59 of them)loved them! Not only are they delicious - the dough is so easy to work with too. I added the baking soda with the flour mixture and the vanilla with the egg (didn't see them in the instructions) and that worked out well. A "musical" note of thanks from the Fort Wayne Children's Choir and the Concordia Lutheran Chamber Choir.
This recipe rocks. I added 1/2 cup of applesaauce in place of some of the butter and the cookies turned out wonderfull and sooo soft. Mmmmm...