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Senn High School Chicago Butter Cookies

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“This is the actual recipe used in the Chicago public schools, my Mom was the manager in the cafeteria for many years. This recipe was also published in a Chicago newspaper as one of the favorites. The cookie has a wonderful butter flavor and very delicate texture. Have one with a little carton of milk and you will feel young again. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
42mins
YIELD:
36 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream butter with mixer untill light and fuffy.
  2. Add sugar and salt and beat until no longer grainy.
  3. Gradually add flour a little at a time, beating at low speed untill dough forms.
  4. Mix in vanilla.
  5. Form dough into balls, one heaping tablespoon = 1 ball.
  6. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet spaced widely- about 9 per sheet.
  7. Put 1/4 cup of sugar on saucer. Press first 3 fingers into sugar, then press down on ball to flatten to a 3 inch circle wide and 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
  8. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 12-15 minutes, until faintly browned around the egdes.
  9. Gently remove cookies from sheet with a spatula, cool completely on wire racks.

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