May 3, 2009

Austrian Cream Cookies

   Mrs. Anna at Pleasant View Schoolhouse had a recipe for these lovely cookies on her blog, and I decided to make them.  For 5 minutes after my family tried them all I heard was "mmmmm,  wow.   mmmmm, wow."  They liked them enormously. :)  Try it out and tell me how your family likes them!

Beat 2 eggs until light.
Blend in 1 c. sugar
and 1 c. cream.

Mix in 3 3/4 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
and 1 t. salt.

Chill for an hour.

Roll out to 3/8 inch thick on floured board, then cut into 2" squares. Use the back of a knife blade to press a tic-tac-toe design onto the top of each cookie. 

Grease the baking sheet and bake at 375 for 10-13 minutes.

Frost with a dab of buttercream and garnish with strawberry slices, or a tiny lemon twist and a mint leaf, or a single perfect raspberry . . . .

(from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book 1963)


  1. Wow. I have been looking at her blog for about a month. The world is sure small. :)

    Those look delicious.

  2. Those look sooo yummy!
    I'm sure they didn't last long!
    My dad's a Marine so, yes,
    we do live on base and it has it's ups and downs.
    We're glad to have the larger 4 bedrooms, though. :)
    I hope you have a great week.

  3. Hi,
    I am making these and my first 2 batches have come out. I haven't frosted them yet, but my cookies taste bland. Did I do something wrong? Thanks

    1. I haven't made these in years, actually, but they are a little bland. The actual "cookie" part is more of a very sweet bread as opposed to a cookie. With the buttercream frosting and some fruit they are just perfect. :-) I hope that helps.