How Yule Dollies are made

Yule Dolly cookies (1904)
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: The Citizen – Berea, Kentucky
These are old-fashioned Christmas cookies, which make nice gifts for children.
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 well-beaten eggs
  • 1 tablespoonful rich cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoonful of vanilla
  • 3 cups of flour (sifted)
  • 2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder
  1. Cream together one half cup of butter, one cup of sugar, add gradually two well-beaten eggs, one tablespoonful of rich cream or milk, one teaspoonful of vanilla and three cups of flour with which has been sifted two teaspoonfuls of baking powder.
  2. Stand for an hour in a very cold place.
  3. Have ready a tin cutter in the shape of a doll about five inches long. Take a portion of the dough out on the board at one time roll out one-half inch thick and cut into dolls.
  4. Brush each over with milk and dredge lightly with powdered sugar. Use currants for eyes.
  5. Bake in greased pans in a moderate oven.
  6. When cold, decorate the skirt of each doll with ruffles of frosting.
  7. Wrap separately in sheets of waxed paper.

In packing, place the doll in a long shallow box. Pack firmly with tissue paper, and before closing the box, add a sprig of holly, tying the box with red ribbon.




Get a template to cut out these cookies and gingerbread men here!

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Source publication: The Citizen - Berea, Kentucky

Source publication date: 17 November 1904

Filed under: Dessert recipes

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