Dutch Holiday Cookies
1/2 pound butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
Mix together first 5 ingredients.
Mix vinegar and baking soda together before adding to dough. Chill for 2 hours. Roll out very thin between tea towels or patterned
tablecloth until pattern can be seen through dough. Cut out with cookie cutters. Bake at 350ºF for 5 minutes (or longer if
thicker) on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate.
Note: The tea towels/patterned tablecloth
thing is not particularly noticeable if you are also frosting and decorating the cookies. It's suggested that you don't bother
with that step if you are thickly decorating the cookies. I suggest using butter frosting; it keeps the cookies moist and it tastes very good and is versatile. Yield: About 5 dozen, depending on cookie thickness
Use for: Yule cookies and other holidays