1986 Winner Impatient Person's "I'm Hungry" Cookies

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Title: 1986 Winner Impatient Person's "I'm Hungry" Cookies
Yield: 36 Servings
Categories: Cookies, Holiday


1 c Unsalted butter, softened
8 oz Cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c Sugar
1 Egg
1 ts Vanilla
3 c Flour
1 ts Baking powder

Preparation time: 20 minutes Chilling time: Several hours Baking time: 10
to 15 minutes

1. Cream butter and cream cheese in large mixer bowl. Beat in sugar until
smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour and baking powder. Chill
several hours.

2. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into small balls. Place on
ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a glass that has been dipped in
vanilla sugar (sugar in which you have stored a vanilla bean) or plain

3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on
wire racks.

Winner Jeanette McCarthy, Downers Grove, Illinois, describes her
impatient person's "I'm hungry" cookies: "When I was a child, part of our
Christmas celebration involved visits to my father's relatives during the
time between Christmas and Epiphany. Great-Aunt Elizabeth came from a
family whose women had been cooks for a wealthy family in Hungary. As a
result, her cooking was usually slightly different and somewhat elegant.

"A treasured memory of Christmas at Great-Aunt Elizabeth's house was a
cookie that I never learned to eat in moderation. Although my mother warned
me not to say anything, one of the first things I would say upon arrival
was, 'I'm hungry,' hoping that these cookies would appear. Much to my
delight they usually did, and in fact, began also to appear at Easter, the
Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and any other time we got together to
celebrate." from the Chicago Tribune annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie
Contest December 4, 1986
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #340

From: Linda Place

Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 11:32:57 +0000