“We felt really blessed whenever we received a plate of "Mrs. Leed's Cookies," on Halloween and May Day. She is famous for them in Va. where she bakes them and gives them to her children's teachers. My son was lucky enough to be her son's best friend. Now that we live in another state, we have to make our own cookies, but at least we have the official recipe! They cut-out and frost beautifully. Note: I just added the baking temp. to 350 degrees.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar til light in color (I use Kitchen-Aid).
  2. Gradually add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients until the dough is texture of a good pie dough (not sticky) Gather up dough and pat into 2 rounds.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour.
  6. Roll out 1/4 inch thick and shape as desired.
  7. Bake at 350 on greased cookie sheet until light in color but done (about 8-10 minutes depending on shape).
  8. When cool frost with your favorite butter frosting.
  9. Ice them thick, or they won't be"Mrs.
  10. Leed's Cookies!

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