I received this from a Mennonite family friend - I hope you make these cookies and pass along the recipe to your family for years to come! I'm actually going to try these, even if I'm not a baker!
"Lyn's family has had a favorite recipe for so long he can't remember. He enjoys baking them now and it is a family request. Here is his recipe. it is taken from the small spiral composition book that his mother hand wrote in 1958 as copies of her mother's recipe book of 1922.
It was written in the old style--very limited directions, rich in fat, but good. Here is the recipe for you to enjoy.
2 1/2 stick butter, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 eggs, 4 cups flour, 1 tsp vanila. After mixing together, keep in refrigerator over night. Roll out thin. Cut into prefered shapes. Brush with egg whites. Decorate with crushed peanuts or sprinkles. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until brown at edges. These keep well if they last at all!
Many blessings to each of you. Jeanie and Lyn Hershey"
......and to all of you!