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Basic Refrigerator Cookies

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, see note
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup milk

Cream the butter and sugar together until light. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat until the mixture becomes fluffy. Thoroughly combine the flours, salt and baking powder. Add about 1 cup to the butter mixture. Blend in the milk and then the remaining dry ingredients. Chill for 2 or 3 hours (or even overnight).

Roll out and cut into shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are crisp and slightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack.

Note: Following a substitution chart in the cookbook, we substituted half of the butter with solid vegetable shortening. This makes the cookies light and crisp but they still have the butter flavor.

Adapted from "The King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook"

Thursday, November 29, 2001

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