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jfk's favorite slice 'n bake cookie

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
barbara hale
Hamden, CT

This recipe was apparently first published when John F. Kennedy was a senator,in the 1960's! I came across the recipe in a Nantucket cookbook of mine,and the contributor claims to be a friend of his! The cookies are tasty no matter what... and like many cookie dough's,can be made ahead,kept in the frig for about 2 weeks till you are ready to bake them.This is one cookie we make ahead at Christmas time.But they're just plain good,crispy,nutty,lemony and easy to make anytime!Just "slice 'n bake"...and enjoy!!!

★★★★★ 2
serves about 4 doz
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jfk's favorite slice 'n bake cookie

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, light
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice (and an extra for good luck!)
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated lemon rind
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp

How To Make jfk's favorite slice 'n bake cookie

  • 1
    Mix as per usual for cookies-cream the butter and sugar,then add the egg,juice,rind.Stir well then add the dry ingredients-flour,baking soda and salt.Stir in nuts last.
  • 2
    Form the dough into a 2in wide log..or maybe 2?.I just make logs-and don't really measure width's! Wrap in Saran Wrap and chill in frig till dough is firm - a couple of hours.
  • 3
    Remove from frig and with a sharp knife,cut slices-not too thick(or thin). Place on an UNgreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 min's. Remove to a cookie rack and let cool.

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