Famous Chicago public high school butter cookies

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Serves: 36 cookies
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2 c unsalted butter
1 1/2 c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 1/2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp vanilla extract

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Lillian Stryczek Recipe
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Steger, IL (pop. 9,570)
Member Since Mar 2011
Lillian's notes for this recipe:
This is the actual recipe used in the Chicago public schools in the 60's and 70's.(Senn high school ). This recipe was also published in a Chicago newspaper as one of the favorites. The cookie has a wonderful butter flavor and very delicate texture.It will take you back, Enjoy!
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Cream butter with mixer untill light and fuffy.
Add sugar and salt and beat until no longer grainy.
Gradually add flour a little at a time, beating at low speed untill dough forms.
Mix in vanilla.
Form dough into balls, one heaping tablespoon = 1 ball.
Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet spaced widely- about 9 per sheet.
Put 1/4 cup of sugar on saucer. Press first 3 fingers into sugar, then press down on ball to flatten to a 3 inch circle wide and 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 12-15 minutes, until faintly browned around the egdes.
Gently remove cookies from sheet with a spatula, cool completely on wire racks.

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user Lillian Stryczek Stryczek1 - Nov 13, 2011
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user Kelly Williams Wildflours - Nov 13, 2011
SAVED!!!! :D (Originally from the Midwest! ;) )
user Tara Pacheco tnj2008 - Dec 20, 2011
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user Melisa Ostrander Missyo - Dec 12, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Deborah Mix Deborahericka - Nov 11, 2013
Help, the cookies came out flat. What did I do wrong?

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