Petticoat Tails

Petticoat Tails Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

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.

★★★★★ 1 vote
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


  • 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Petticoat Tails

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