Petticoat Tails

Petticoat Tails

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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
5 Min


  • 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


  1. In a small bowl sift together flour and salt.
  2. In large bowl cream butter.
  3. Add sugar and flavoring.
  4. Divide dough into 4 parts. Make each into a rectangular shape.
  5. Chill for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Remove from refrigerator and slice chilled dough approximately 1/3" thick each.
  8. Bake 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.
  9. Cool 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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