This classic cookie came orginally from an old Mennonite cookbook. We first had them when they were baked by my son in law's Mother Marg. She baked them every Christmas. We renamed these light melt in your mouth cookies ; Marg's , after she died much too young from cancer.
1/2 lb. butter
1/2 c. icing sugar
2 c. sifted flour- less 2 TBSP.
Replace the 2 TB. flour with 2 TB.cornstarch.ream butter , add sugar gradually and blend in flour/ cornstarch mixture. May need a bit more flour if too sticky.
Roll into cylinders and chill in fridge.
Cut into 1/3 inch thick slices. Place on buttered cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 300.
Bake 15-20 minutes . Watch like a hawk. Do not brown!
4 TBSP. soft butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
pinch of salt
1-2 TBSP milk
1 tsp. almond extract
Mix all ingredients together. Ice cookies when cool and decorate as one likes....