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Recipe Created By: Jen


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2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
pinch salt
2 sticks cold margarine, cut in chunks
1 tsp vanilla


In large bowl, mix all dry ingredients. With pastry cutter, cut in margarine until it is like small crumbs. Stir in vanilla. Work into a ball with hands.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 3/8" thick. Cut with floured cookie cutter. I prefer to just cut the dough in 3/4" x 3" sticks. Place on cookie sheet, cover with plastic and chill for 30 to 45 minutes.

At this point preheat oven to 325 °F. Transfer cookies to cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on edges. Cool on wire rack.


I shake powdered sugar on these cookies. They can also be dipped in chocolate. You could also do thumbprints with these and put a safe jelly in them.

These cookies are very heavy and dense, a little goes a long way.


Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.

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