That is their name.
Not very inspiring is it?
But they are delicious, and sooo easy to make.
If you need a rolled out cookie to decorate late at night when you realize you've promised to bring some into the class the next morning?
But you decided to watch an episode of Madmen instead...
Then this is your cookie.
We have a Nationally guarded secret here in Western Canada.
She is called Jean Pare, and she is the creator of the National Best Selling series of cookbooks called Company's Coming.
I have her whole series and they have been a staple in my kitchen since I was a young girl.
I'm more of a baker and the Cookie and Cake volumes are tattered and worn.
This particular cookie, I tried for the first time last night.
These were perfect.
I whipped up a batch, and rolled them out without any chilling.
They were so easy to work with and soft and tasty.
Believe me, they taste as good as they look.
Here is the recipe:
THICK WHITE COOKIES Recipe credit goes to Jean Pare's Company's Coming Cookies cookbook
Big cookies, soft and thick.
For a variation, sprinkle with granulated sugar before baking
(or do like I did and ice them)
Butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar 1/2 cup
Brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Vanilla 1 tsp.
All-purpose flour 3 cups
Cream of tartar 2 tsp.
Baking soda 1 tsp.
Salt 1/2 tsp.
Cream butter and both sugars together. Beat in egg. Add milk and vanilla.
Stir flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together and add. Mix well. Roll out 1/4 inch thick on floured surface. Cut into 23/4 inch rounds (I used a heart shaped cookie cutter). Place on greased baking sheet. Bake in 375 F oven for 8to10 minutes. Makes 21/2 dozen.
1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Continue adding icing sugar until you have a spreadable consistency.
If you want the icing to harden somewhat, add one egg white and add more icing sugar.
I also think they would taste wonderful with a cream cheese icing too : )
You and your family will LOVE these!
I will be linking this post for the first time ever to Tasty Tuesdays!