Petticoat Tails

Petticoat Tails Recipe

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Susan Pagano


This recipe was from my friend, Laura's mom. These are extremely rich cookies and the long prep time is due to chilling.


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1 Hr 15 Min
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1 c
softened butter
1 c
sifted confectioner's sugar
1 tsp
flavoring of your choice (i like almond, rum or vanilla)
2 1/2 c
sifted flour
1/4 tsp
1 pkg
semi-sweet chocolate morsels melted

How to Make Petticoat Tails


  • 1In a small bowl sift together flour and salt.
  • 2In large bowl cream butter.
  • 3Add sugar and flavoring.
  • 4Divide dough into 4 parts. Make each into a rectangular shape.
  • 5Chill for 1 hour.
  • 6Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 7Remove from refrigerator and slice chilled dough approximately 1/3" thick each.
  • 8Bake on UN-greased baking sheet for 5 - 6 minutes. (The tops will appear uncooked but will be semi-firm. The bottoms of the cookies will be lightly browned.
  • 9Cool completely. Ice each cookie with the melted semi-sweet chocolate.

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About Petticoat Tails

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

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