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I get the impression that they're carefully guarded recipes! I hope someone shares one though, because they are my favorite cookies and I don't live by a bakery that makes them anymore. When I was little there was a bakery on Main Street in Evanston, IL that would give a free sprinkle cookie to me and my siblings (my mother never bought bakery or packaged items so this was a big deal). It isn't there anymore. My little brother especially likes them and I'd love to be able...
Hello all!Butter cookies have me completely obsessed! I am a good home baker, and cookies are my specialty, but I can't find a recipe that really emulates the butter cookies I have gotten at bakeries during my life. I want to make ones like these:or these:but I can never get the same flavor or the same dry, crumbly texture. I know there are some professional bakers here-- would any of you divulge the secret to making these? Are they actually done with shortening and not...
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