JFK'S Favorite Slice 'n Bake Cookie

Jfk's Favorite Slice 'n Bake Cookie Recipe

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barbara hale


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!!!


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about 4 doz
15 Min
10 Min


  • 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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About JFK'S Favorite Slice 'n Bake Cookie

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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