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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to to 375 degrees for moderate oven.
Butter cookie sheets.
2
Cream 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.
3
Roll 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.
4
Bake 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