Sampling from “Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths” History/Cookbook, now available for $20, proceeds to support Scotch Colony projects.
Recipe by Joseph “Joe” Farquhar
1 c butter (preferably unsalted)
½ c white sugar
2 c flour (sifted)
Work above ingredients with your hands until well mixed. (Editor’s note: You may beat the softened butter and sugar until fluffy before adding flour.)
Pat out on floured board 1/2 to 1/4 inch thick as desired. Do not roll. Cut out with knife or cookie cutter any shape desired.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Cook at 375 degrees until done.
They will look very light in colour and slightly golden around the edges.