Thursday, August 23, 2018

Butter Stick Cookies (1950)

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 tspn almond extract
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 tspn soda
  • 1/2 tspn salt
Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Mix eggs and almond extract. Sift together all dry ingredients and add alternately with the liquid to the creamed mixture.

Force through a pastry tube or cookie press into sticks onto a cold, ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a hot oven (400 degrees) 12 minutes.

Makes 40 sticks 3-1/2 inches long and 1/2-inch wide.  If desired, dust with confectioner's sugar.

For variety, eliminate the almond extract and flavor as follows:

Cinnamon - Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle with granulated sugar before baking.
Chocolate - Add 1-1/2 ounces of melted bitter chocolate.

More "Lost" Cookies
Irish Cream Brownies (1984)
Farmer's Banana Drop Cookies (1971)

(Origin - "Norge Binding of the Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedia Cookbook" published by the Culinary Arts Institute, 1950.)

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