Nalbone Family Recipes

This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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cookies, desserts

Vanilla Roll-out Cookies

Newspaper Clippings in Mom's Black Book

Servings: 32

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Inactive Prep: 8 hours


  • 1/2 pound butter or margarine (1 cup)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour


  1. Cream together butter (or margarine) and sugar, until fluffy. Add eggs beating after each one; add vanilla and blend thoroughly. Beat in flour and chill overnight in refrigerator.
  2. Roll out a small amount of dough at a time (keeping the remainder in the refrigerator) on a heavily floured board to about 1/8" thickness, and cut into desired shape.
  3. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and decorate*. The scraps should go back into the refrigerator until time to roll them out.
  4. Bake at 350 F for 8 to 10 minutes, or until a delicate golden.

*Decorating notes: Dellarobia cookies can be made with a scalloped cutter, with 2 halves of a candied cherry pressed close together in the scallop to simulate a red bow, and pieces of citron for the wreath. Or candied cherries and citron which has been soaked for a few minutes in green food coloring. Stars glazed with egg white or yolk and sprinkled with a combination of granulated sugar, cinnamon, ground nuts and a pinch of salt. Or sprinkle cookies before baking with colored sugar and silver dragées.

Yield: 8 dozen

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 113 Calories; 6g Fat (48.8% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 29mg Cholesterol; 63mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

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