Monday, May 07, 2012

Petticoat Tails

These come from the 1950 edition of the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook. I flavoured mine with coconut, but really as it is pretty much a butter cookie, anything from vanilla to rosewater will do. The cookbook suggested wintergreen-I personally would not do that, but they're your biscuits, so do as you please.

You Will Need:

1 cup soft butter
1 cup sifted icing sugar
1 teaspoon extract
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix together butter, sugar, and flavouring with your hands. Work in the flour and salt (also by hand). Roll into a log about 2" in diameter. Wrap tightly in cling film. Chill overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice 1/8 inch thick and place slightly apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned at the edges. Cool on racks.

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