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Petticoat Tails

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"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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servings 45
Original recipe yields 72 servings (6 dozen)


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  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  3. 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

Per Serving: 45 calories; 2.6 5.1 0.5 7 26 Full nutrition

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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 sh...

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 at...

Ahh-my favorite cookie growing up! these are wonderful, perfect with homemade ice cream because they aren't too sweet. Awesome shortbread flavor!

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. Ha...

Nice little cookie. nothing spectacular.. good basic shortbread