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Vanilla Refrigerator Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Vanilla Refrigerator Cookies, by , is from Family Affair Too! , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Karissa Pavlik
Added: Monday, September 3, 2007


1 cup sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Mix sugar, margarine, vanilla and eggs. Mix in remaining ingredients. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Shape each part into roll 1 1/2 inches in diameter and about 7 inches long. Wrap; refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 6 weeks. Heat oven to 400. Cut rolls into 1/8-inch slices. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until set, 8 - 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet.

Cookie Tarts:
Spoon 1 teaspoon jelly or preserves onto half of the slices; top with remaining slices. Seal edges. Cut slits in tops so filling shows.

Crunchy Peanut Cookies:
Substitute 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter for 1/2 cup of the margarine and packed brown sugar for the granulated sugar.

Nut Cookies:
Mix in 1/2 cup chopped nuts with flour.

Orange-Almond Cookies:
Mix in 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel with the margarine and 1/2 cup chopped almonds with the flour.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These can be frozen and then sliced & baked.




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