Rating: 4.57 stars
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is an old recipe of my grandmother's. These crunchy cookies are guaranteed to please.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, blend butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and beat well.

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  • In another bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture. Add vanilla and blend thoroughly. Stir in the optional raisins.

  • Form dough into ball, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

  • Roll out dough on well-floured board to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters (2 1/2 inches in diameter) and place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.

  • Bake in 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 22.2g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 30.7mg; sodium 119.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2005
Good, plain, straightforward cookie. I did not roll them out, but made about 1 inch balls and flattened, 12 min cooked them perfectly. Crisp and light. Perfect for dipping in coffee or hot chocolate. It would do quite well with other extracts other than vanilla (lemon, almond, etc) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2005
Not at all what I expected. I thought these were going to be crunchy cookies with some kind of "natural" flavor but they turned out to be soft and tasted plain. They are OK but absolutely nothing special to them. Won't bake them again I'm sorry. Read More
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47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2005
Good, plain, straightforward cookie. I did not roll them out, but made about 1 inch balls and flattened, 12 min cooked them perfectly. Crisp and light. Perfect for dipping in coffee or hot chocolate. It would do quite well with other extracts other than vanilla (lemon, almond, etc) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
These came out really good. I omitted the raisins and instead added a little bit of orange zest and the orange flavor came out so perfectly. After they cooled I dipped one end in melted chocolate. Everyone loves them. Am going to make for the holidays this year. Also good with dusting powdered sugar if you do not like chocolate. I highly recommend the orange zest. A Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and used leaf cookie cutters for fall and they were lovely. The taste and texture were excellent and everyone who ate them to loved them. The only suggestion I have is if you add the raisins remember that you might have just a little difficulty cutting through them with the cookie cutters. I tried a second batch and pressed raisins onto the tops of each cookie after cutting and got the same delicious result with easy cutting. I will make these a lot. Overall great! What a different texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Great took it the the county fair I won 1st! great cookie (under cooked tastes better) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2004
A very good cookie when you aren't in the mood for typical chocolate chip or peanut butter. They are great for cookie exchanges. It will be different than the others. I did add a few teaspoons of molasses for the fun of it and turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2003
This is a wonderful cut-out cookie recipe when you don't use the raisins.. I may use it for all my cut-out cookies because the dough works wonderfully and the texture and flavor is so nice! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2009
These cookies were really good; very light and crisp with a delicious crunch from the cornmeal. I did make a few changes to the recipe; I used only 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of sugar. I also used dried cranberries instead of the raisins. I chopped the cranberries up so that they wouldn't cause a problem with the cookie cutter. Last of all I added 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg. These cookies were very different and tasty. I will be making them again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2005
Fantastic cookie that has now become a family favourite. The only problem is that it does not last long enough for company b/c my husband and kids eat them while they are cooling. I omit the raisins and dust with icing sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2005
Fantastic cookies Eve!I'd never even heard of these before but after reading the reviews I had to try them. Both the taste and texture are great. I'll be making these quite often I think.:-) I didn't add raisins (I have quite an aversion to them). I didn't roll the dough out and cut it. Instead I formed the dough into balls and flattened with a fork dipped in sugar. Chilling is a necessity as this dough is quite soft. It's all that yummy butter! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2005
Not at all what I expected. I thought these were going to be crunchy cookies with some kind of "natural" flavor but they turned out to be soft and tasted plain. They are OK but absolutely nothing special to them. Won't bake them again I'm sorry. Read More
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