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These buttery cookies make a wonderful addition to a holiday cookie swap or dessert table.

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  • ngood
    20 DEC, 2010
    A "regular" in my kitchen. I occasionally use almond extract in place of, or addition to vanilla. Give it a try if you are a fan of almond.
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  • Madhi
    18 JUN, 2010
    I just got done baking a small batch of these..I cut the recipe in half (but i still added one whole egg white). I didn't use the 2 T of flour instead i chilled the dough for 10 mins which made it easier to handle. But this dough should not be handled much, it melts really quickly when making the twists. I sprinkled granulated sugar before baking. My twists didn't turn up as pretty as the ones in the pic but it sure tasted yumm! Thnx!
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  • AndreaRobin
    18 MAY, 2010
    Oh ya, I also wanted to mention that I sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar before baking, really yummy.
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  • AndreaRobin
    18 MAY, 2010
    I just made these today and they are really good. I added all the flour and it seems perfect. I will definately make these again, and next time I will double the recipe, it only made about 2 dozen for me.
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  • ngood
    16 FEB, 2010
    I added all flour to the recipe, and sprinkled with granulated sugar prior to baking. These "nothing special" cookies were so addictive, I made two batches in two days. The sweet and salty taste was prevocative, and we couldn't stop eating them. DONT leave out the small amount of course salt. It makes all the difference. These are great dunkers and munchers.
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  • smd1227
    7 FEB, 2010
    kennel55, I used the extra 2T flour in the recipe as bench flour to prevent the dough from sticking to my board. Let us know how the cookies come out the next time minus the extra flour. Good luck!
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  • lisanie
    4 APR, 2009
    The cookies are great and reduced in fat without the egg yolk. I always tend alter the recipes with a different" twist." I added a whole egg, 1/4 cup of ground toasted hazelnuts, reduced salt to 1/4 tsp. (I did not have coarse salt and with the addition of the egg yolk I felt the extra salt was not needed to enhance flavor.
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  • kennel55
    27 MAR, 2009
    I have to also add... I didn't taste the cookies when I typed my last remark. They were definitely Easy to make but the taste was Very BLAND. They had a Flour Taste. I even applied different types of icing on several. The Flour Taste was overpowering. I didn't enjoy the taste. Maybe there was an ingredient you forgot to add Martha? I'm going to try this again but MINUS the extra 2 T of flour. Hmmm?
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  • kennel55
    27 MAR, 2009
    My cookies turned out Perfectly (as always). After the 1 1/2 C Flour, I then kneaded 1 T Flour - then added the 2nd T flour. I didn't have Parchment paper or Waxed paper but used the cookie sheet with the 1/4 air flow middle (where they bake evenly). My cookies are PERFECT! Aprox: 2 Doz. Thank You Martha. This was the easiest and fastest cookie ever!!! I will keep this recipe close by for last minute guests! Thank you again! Carol S. Pgh. PA
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  • mjrb
    27 MAR, 2009
    Found many negative things with this recipe. I had to add 2 tbsp milk to the dough to make it wet enough to stick together to roll into logs. And I even forgot to add the extra 2 tbsp flour!!! When shaping them into the twists, the dough kept cracking. BTW, twist the logs whiile on the baking sheets. I dusted them with sugar before baking but these were the MOST BLAND cookie we've tasted. I then doused them in cinnamon sugar
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