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grandmother patten's vanilla cookies

Recipe by
Carol Junkins
Hanson, MA

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.

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grandmother patten's vanilla cookies

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 3 3/4 c
    sifted flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make grandmother patten's vanilla cookies

  • 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.

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