Have a favorite cookie recipe? Here is mine, what is yours?

@mellbrb (250)
United States
December 17, 2006 10:06am CST
This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. I have taken it from my "Recipes from Old Virgina" cookbook. It was written in 1958... Never Fail Cookies: 3/4 C shortening 2 Cups sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla Enough flour for stiff dough 3 tsps baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda Combine shortening and sugar and cream well. Add eggs and mix well. Add vanilla. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Blend throughly. Add nuts. Make into stiff dough an pinch off about size of marble, flatten with finger. Bake in moderately hot oven (375) for 8 to 10 mins... 'enjoy' ~*~ Happy Holidays ~*~ What is your favorite cookie recipe?
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@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies - Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

"Makes great cookies!"
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies SUBMITTED BY: Shirley Sadler "Makes great cookies!" INGREDIENTS 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda DIRECTIONS Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake. Classic Butter Cookies I SUBMITTED BY: Sally "Great tasting buttery cookies with many options for baking." INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl, gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture. For all the types of cookie shapes preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) before baking. Bake all cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Shape the dough in one of the following ways: Roll out the chilled dough and cut with cookie cutters. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. OR: Form dough into logs 2 inches in diameter and slice 1/8 inch thick when chilled. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes. OR: Shape into balls and bake. Balls may be rolled in sugar mixed with cinnamon if desired. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. OR: Put unchilled dough into a cookie press and press into desired shapes chill shaped cookies before baking. Bake chilled cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. OR: Add 1 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup flour to dough. Chill then shape into balls and bake for 8 to10 minutes. Roll still warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Once cool sprinkle chilled cookies with more confectioners' sugar.
@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Soft Sugar Cookies INGREDIENTS: 1 cup butter, softened 2 1/4 cups white sugar 2 eggs 5 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom 1/2 cup milk DIRECTIONS: In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and 2 cups of the sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and 1 teaspoon of the cardamom. Add flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture alternately with the milk. In a small separate bowl, blend remaining sugar and cardamom. Dip rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into sugar/cardamom mixture. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.