Great Grandmother's "Oil Cookies"
Hi F52 community,
I'm in the midst of creating a cookbook from family recipes. One beloved recipe that my Dad and Aunts gush about is my great Grandmother's Oil cookies. They say the cookies resemble shortbread but are lighter due to the oil. They are formed into a coil shape (or she would make their initials!)
However, when I've made them the dough is really difficult to form (breaks easily when you roll it) and the resulting cookie has a lumpy surface. They are light, but not very flavorful. I suspect crisco has changed over the years, but not sure that's the whole problem.
Before I go crazy testing every variation on this... has anyone come across a cookie recipe like this, or have any suggestions on crisco/oil/etc.?
4 cups flour
¾ cups sugar
3 Tbsp baking powder
½ cup oil
½ cup crisco
½ cup orange juice
Put flour, sugar, and baking powder in mixing bowl. Make hole in the middle and add beaten egg, mix to combine. Add oil, crisco, and orange juice and combine. Roll dough into rope, then dip in cinnamon sugar and roll into coil. Bake at 350 until brown for 30 minutes.