April 2007 Newsletter
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Try this old family recipe – we just called them Loop Cookies

LOOP COOKIES

INGREDIENTS

3 cups all-purpose flour 3 eggs 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or anise or lemon) 1/2 cup butter, softened

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Cream the butter. Add in the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir the flour and baking powder together. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. NOTE: If batter is too dry, add a bit of milk. Use hands to shape pieces of dough into loop-shaped cookies. Place on greased cookie sheets and bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool and frost.  (add a little milk to powdered sugar for frosting)YIELD:  approximately 3 dozen 

BAKING TIPS for April
 Measure ingredients accurately, using the appropriate measuring tools and techniques.
Use heavy-gauge dull aluminum baking sheets with one or two low sides. When a recipe calls for greased baking sheets, use shortening or nonstick cooking spray. Dark finishes may cause the cookies to become overly browned.
For even baking, make cookies the same size and thickness unless the recipe states otherwise. Place cookiedough 2 to 3 inches apart on a cool baking sheet.
                                                           
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