These cookies were a favorite of mine when I was a young girl still living at home. They still are a favorite but because they are a little more time consuming I don't make them very often, but I would have to say that they are definitely worth the extra time they take.
You will need a cookie press for this recipe.
Here is what you'll need:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4½ cups flour
4 Tablespoons heavy cream
¾ cup butter
6 cups powdered sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla
6 Tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking pans with parchment paper.
Cream butter, sugar, and eggs. Beat until fluffy.
Add vanilla. Mix well.
In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients and whisk till mixed evenly.
Add the dry ingredients alternately with the heavy cream. Starting with half of the dry mixture and then half of the cream. Repeat.
Put dough into cookie press.
Use the attachment below.
Press the cookies in a straight line onto the paper lined baking sheet. Space the cookie lines about 1 inch apart. My first few baking sheets did not have parchment paper on them but the cookie removal was a lot more difficult.
When you get to the end of a row, use a table knife and gently squeeze the dough off. A cutting motion will disfigure the end. This was always my job when I was a little girl and yesterday I was reminded again of how much patience my Mom really must have had with me.☺ How very fortunate I am!!
Bake for 8½ minutes (depends on your oven) Do not over bake! Remove from oven and cut into desired uniform strips.
Allow to cool completely. If you have enough pans and use parchment paper you can cool them on the pa. Otherwise remove them and cool them on a waxed paper line cooling rack.
Spread icing on the bottom of one and put another of the same length on top to make a sweet little sandwich.
LOVE, love these cookies! Try them some time. You will be very glad you did!
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