Grandmother Patten's Vanilla Cookies Recipe

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Grandmother Patten's Vanilla Cookies

Carol Junkins

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This recipe, over 100 years old, originated and has been handed down in the Patten family, Claremont, New Hampshire, who have lived in the homestead over a century. The granddaughter, aging too, still lives there. This recipe has stood the test of time.
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Upton, Mablehead, Mass.


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Serves:
One batch
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
shortening
1 tsp
vanilla
2
egg yolks
1 Tbsp
milk
1/2 c
sour cream
3 3/4 c
sifted flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to to 375 degrees for moderate oven.
Butter cookie sheets.

2Cream sugar and shortening, add vanilla and egg yolks, beat well. Add sour cream and milk .
Sift flour with salt and soda and stir into mixture.
Dough will be stiff.

3Roll out paper thin. It is much easier to roll the dough if it is chilled two or three hours in the refrigerator.
Sprinkle with sugar if desired, then cut.

4Bake on buttered cookie sheet in moderate oven 375 degrees about 10 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy