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Puff-up Tea Cookies

Author/Submitted by: Best Loved Foods of Christmas, Pillsbury, undated booklet
Servings: 1
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

2  cups  Pillsbury's Best All Purpose Flour*, sifted
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1/8  teaspoon  French's Cream of Tartar
3/4  cup  butter
1  teaspoon  French's Vanilla
1/2  cup  cream
    additional cream for brushing tops
    French's cinnamon, optional
    French's colored sugar, optional

BAKE at 450 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes. MAKES about 2 1/2 dozen. Sift together the flour, salt and cream of tartar into mixing bowl. Cut in butter until particles are the size of small peas. Combine vanilla and cream. Sprinkle over flour mixture, stirring with fork until dough is moist enough to hold together. Form into ball. Roll out on floured surface to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter or pastry wheel. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Chill until firm, at least 30 minutes. Brush tops of chilled cookies with cream, then dip in sugar. (If desired, a little cinnamon may be mixed with sugar. Or us colored sugar.) Bake in very hot oven (450 degrees) 7 to 10 minutes until delicately browned. *For use with Pillsbury's Best Self-Rising Flour, omit salt.

"Senior Winner in Pillsbury's 5th Grand National Recipe and Baking Contest by Mrs. Joseph A. Tartre, Walnut Creek, California. Adapted by Ann Pillsbury."

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