With Christmas right around the corner, I like to start trying new cookie recipes ahead of time. There is nothing worse than bringing your "new" recipe to a party and see people grimace when they take a bite. I had to learn this the hard way. When I first started going to holidays at my then future in-laws I would always bring a big plate of homemade cookies. I was just learning to bake and I wanted to do something nice. I had no idea how terrible they were. Years later I overheard a family member laughing about how awful my cookies "used" to be.
Ouch. That hurt a lot!
At that point I had already become a much better baker, but it still upset me. Going forward I have always tried to learn from the too burnt, too salty, too mushy things I have created in my kitchen. And if I ruin it the first time, I always try again!
I found this recipe for Rich Butter Cookies in my Fanny Farmer cookbook. I really liked it this recipe. The cookies were very easy to make and the kids had a lot of fun putting on the sprinkles!
1/2 pound butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cream the butter and vanilla, gradually add the sugar and the eggs. Beat well.
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