Shaker Vanilla Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 3 dozen


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1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, beating until well blended.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.

Shape dough into a long roll, 1 1/2 inches in diameter; wrap roll in waxed paper, and refrigerate 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled.

Cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets; bake at 400° for 8 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010