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    Mennonite Soft White Cookies

    Mennonite Soft White Cookies. Photo by Nimmireth

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    Total Time:

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    1 hr 24 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    9 mins

    Nimmireth's Note:

    A sugar cookie that is not too sweet, but deliciously soft! I was served cookies like these by a Mennonite couple, and searched desperately for the recipe until I found this one on a Mennonite cooking website! They've been a big hit wherever I've taken them, and they're a family favourite! I've modified the recipe to have coconut on top, like they were first served to me. If necessary, add an extra 1/4-1/2 cup of flour to keep the dough from being too sticky, and if you don't have buttermilk, use 1 cup milk + 1 tsp. vinegar and let stand for 5 minutes before use. The measurements for the icing are approximate, as I don't usually measure the amounts exactly and they aren't given on the recipe site; make more if you need/like more! Enjoy!

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    1. 1
      Cream shortening and sugar together.
    2. 2
      Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
    3. 3
      Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
    4. 4
      Stir flour mixture, alternately with the buttermilk, into the creamed mixture, until it forms a soft ball. Add extra flour if necessary.
    5. 5
      Cover and chill in the fridge for about 1 hour.
    6. 6
      Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness, cut into circles or desired shapes and place on cookie sheets.
    7. 7
      Bake at 375 degrees F. for 9 minute.
    8. 8
      Mix all icing ingredients until mixture is of spreading consistency. Make sure butter/margarine is softened before using. You can also add food colouring if desired!
    9. 9
      When cookies are cool, ice with icing.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle coconut on tops as desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 04, 2011


      Had a great time making (as well as sharing!) these wonderful cookies! I did use a small-size cookie cutter so have a lot of them to share with neighbors & other friends! I do love coconut, so was probably a bit too generous with that ingredient! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chef in this Spring's Pick A Chef event]

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    Nutritional Facts for Mennonite Soft White Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1669 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 99.7
    Calories from Fat 36
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 7.4 mg
    Sodium 78.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 8.1 g
    Protein 1.2 g

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