Quite delicious! Very delicate and dainty. Petticoat Tails can be tinted, use a few drops of red food coloring for pink cookies or a few drops of green for a minty green cookie (add mint flavoring).

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
72
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together the butter, confectioner's sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour and salt. Press and mold dough into a long smooth roll about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for several hours or overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  • Slice chilled roll into 1/8 to 1/16 inch thick slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

45 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 5.1g; fat 2.6g; cholesterol 6.8mg; sodium 26.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
yummmm! This was also one of my mom's favorites but she added some almond extract and dusted the cookies with confectioner's sugar. As a matter of fact my sister makes them for me whenever she needs to offer me a bribe lol. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
yummmm! This was also one of my mom's favorites but she added some almond extract and dusted the cookies with confectioner's sugar. As a matter of fact my sister makes them for me whenever she needs to offer me a bribe lol. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
These were always Mom's 'go to' recipe for baby and wedding showers. They are light and crispy and can be colored to match the theme of the party. We just made some for a tea that we recently attended and tinted them green to match the springtime theme. They were a big hit with all. You can also make the dough ahead and freeze then thaw slice and bake just before the party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
Ahh-my favorite cookie growing up! these are wonderful perfect with homemade ice cream because they aren't too sweet. Awesome shortbread flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2017
I have this exact recipe cut out from the label of a Mirro brand cookie sheet in 1968. Petticoat Tails is a mispronunciation of Petits Gateaux Tailles or little cut cakes. I love this recipe. Have always divided the dough into halves colored one half pink then rolled up the two flattened halves to make a pretty spiral pattern when sliced after the dough has been chilled. You can also roll the log of dough in colored sugar before chilling and you'll get a sparkling edge. I have even tried it with gluten free flour and they came out quite good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2013
Nice little cookie. nothing spectacular.. good basic shortbread Read More
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