Vanilla Refrigerator Cookies
This recipe booklet is from the 1950’s
which makes this recipe very old…
I found this recipe in a recipe booklet that was my mom’s.
I remember making these cookies with her and
I thought it was so cool that you could keep the dough in the refrigerator and
slice & bake cookies anytime.
This was way before slice n’ bake cookies,
like the kind we know of today, were popular.
I guess you could say that this recipe was
the ‘original’ slice n’ bake cookie.
- 1 1/2 cups
all purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
chopped pitted dates
- Combine flour, soda, and salt. Set aside.
- Beat until creamy, shortening, sugar, egg and vanilla.
- Gradually add flour mixture, then add the dates and nuts. Mix well.
- Turn dough onto a large piece of waxed paper. Shape into a rectangle 2 inches in diameter.
- Refrigerate several hours, overnight, or several weeks.
- At baking time:
- Heat oven to 375º
- Slice dough 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Slice off only what you need. Return un-sliced dough to refrigerator. Place slices on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.