Posted On December 22, 2010

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(350 F oven) from Mrs. Cappos Sr. And Jr. (Ruby)  Debbie Cappos helped mom make them.

[Mom suggests using 3 times the quantity, which will make about 120 cookies. This took about 7 cups of flour]

For each pound of butter use:

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 egg beaten

2 cups of bread flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder


1 tsp. orange flavouring,

1 tsp. Vanilla, or 1 tsp. brandy

Put the butter in the oven at about 250F to melt it. Let it settle for a bit. Skim off the salt [which appears as crystals on the surface] and pour or ladle off the clear butter letting the buttermilk settle to the bottom. Do not use any of the buttermilk. There will be about 1/2 cup of milk left over for each pound of butter.

Let the melted butter cool a little. Beat 15 minutes at a medium speed [so that there is no splashing]. For each pound of butter add 1/2 cup of icing sugar, beating all the time. Now add the beaten egg, flavouring [if used] and gradually work in the flour, baking powder mixture. Then over and above the 2 cups of flour called for add a little more until the dough is the consistency of cream puff pastry. Shape into oblongs or rounds and Bake at 350F for about 15 minutes or more. Place on table with icing sugar underneath, sift more on top. Let stand overnight in the sugar. Put in tin boxes with icing sugar.