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Kentucky’s Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill’s Sugar Cookie

  • Author: Elizabeth C. Kremer
  • Yield: 8 1x


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.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 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.
  • Category: cookie
  • Cuisine: Shaker
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