Yesterday was election day. In Grandma Dora’s recipe box I had found a newspaper clipping with some cookie recipes. One was Mrs. Nixon’s Chocolate Butter Cookies, one was Mrs. Dulles’ Nut Wafers and one was Mrs. Eisenhower’s Sugar Cookies. I decided election day was an appropriate day to try out one of these recipes. We’ve posted a lot of Grandma Dora’s cookie recipes: Drop Nut Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Drop Cookies, Shortbread Cookies, Ice Box Cookies, and Hermit Cookies. But, you can never have too many cookies recipes, so I thought I’d give Mrs. Eisenhower’s Sugar Cookies a try.
Mrs. Eisenhower’s Sugar Cookies
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 egg yolks
Add dry ingredients alternately with:
- 1 tablespoon cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mrs. Eisenhower’s sugar cookie recipe consisted of a list of ingredients, but no baking instructions. I wasn’t sure if they were going to end up being roll our cookies or drop cookies or how I was going to bake them.
I started by combining the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. I just used a whisk to mix them together as the flour I used is already sifted.
I then creamed the butter in the Kitchenaid. I then beat in the sugar and egg yolks. After that I added the dry ingredients alternately with the cream (actually, I didn’t have any cream, so I just used milk and it worked fine). At the end, I added the vanilla and I came out with some very nice dough.
It definitely looked more like roll out dough than drop dough. I decided to refrigerate it for awhile before I rolled it out. I had to go teach a class that night, so I decided to throw dinner in the crock pot while the dough was chilling.
I pulled the dough out of the refrigerator and rolled it out.
I then cut circle shapes out of the dough, put it on an ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkled the tops with sugar (the cookies could also be frosted if desired). I decided to bake them at 375 degrees and they looked done at about 8 minutes.
They are a very thin cookie. I tasted one and decided right away that Mrs. Eisenhower was a good cook! I decided I would take some to share with my students at my class last night. I was giving them an exam, so I thought the cookies might make the night a little better for them.
I am glad that I chose Mrs. Eisenhower’s Sugar Cookies for election day. They get my vote!