My niece celebrated her 17th birthday on Thanksgiving Day, and she asked for an angel food with caramel frosting (the traditional birthday cake on my mom's side of the family), so I had some egg yolks in the fridge a few weeks ago, and these were soon on the menu.
I found this recipe in the March 1956 edition of the Kitchen Klatter Magazine. It says there that it was "repeated by request," and I also have this same recipe in a publication put out by Shenandoah, Iowa, radio personality Billie Oakley in the mid-1980s. Another person put this recipe on food.com from the Billie Oakley publication at this link; however, the flavoring is slightly changed. No matter where you want to believe that it originated, this is a great way to get rid of extra egg yolks and a delicious cookie recipe.
Here is what you do:
1. Cream one cup of butter and a cup and a half of sugar.
3. Beat in one teaspoon soda and one teaspoon cream of tartar. I love the flavor of cream of tartar in cookies.
4. Add one teaspoon of vanilla and a half teaspoon of lemon flavoring.
5. Stir in two and a half cups of sifted flour.
6. Roll the dough into small balls, coat with sugar, place on an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten with the bottom of a drinking glass.
|Cookies that have already been flattened with the glass are on the right.|
These have that classic sugar cookie flavor that many people love. Enjoy!