Kentucky's Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill's Sugar Cookie
Recipe Type: cookie
Cuisine: Shaker
Serves: 8
From the recipe book "We Make You Kindly Welcome" a summary of beloved recipes from Pleasant Hill Press. Plan a visit to this restored Shaker settlement in Kentucky and enjoy their hospitality, accommodations and simply-wonderful meals.
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  1. Cream butter and sugar until well blended.
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla, mixing well.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together; add this to creamed mixture and chill for at least 2 hours.
  4. Roll out floured surface and cut out desired shapes.
  5. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees F until firm but not brown ( 8 to 10 min but check your oven) . Cool and decorate as desired.
  6. Note: You may also roll into a cylinder shape chilled and cut off into simple rounds
  7. If using a cookie press omit the chilling.
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