Pillowcase Cookies

Pillowcase Cookies

According to Alzina, before heading back to the oyster reef, Lafourche Parish oystermen would take pillowcases full of these sweet cookies to remind them of home.

Pillowcase Cookies
According to Alzina, before heading back to the oyster reef, Lafourche Parish oystermen would take pillowcases full of these sweet cookies to remind them of home.
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Ingredients
  1. 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  4. ½ cup butter, cut into tablespoons
  5. 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
  6. 1 tablespoon whole milk
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, yolk, milk, and vanilla. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring until liquid is almost combined. Using your hands, work dough until it just comes together into a large ball. Shape into a disk.
  3. Cover disk with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°.
  5. On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to ¼ inch thick, and cut into 3-inch cookies. On a rimmed baking sheet, bake until golden, about 12 minutes.
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