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The mail bag was brimming with brown edge cookie recipes for Norma Brown of Baltimore. Many were duplicates and our food testers at the Baltimore International Culinary College chose these two. One contains cream of tartar; it was sent in with no name attached.

Lillian Skidmore of Jarrettsville sent in her recipe for brown rim cookies. She says she hasn't made them in years. "When I saw the request, I thought that may be what she was looking for. I have had it on a file card for at least 30 years," she says.

Brown-rim cookies

Makes 3 to 5 dozen

1 cup butter

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup sugar

2 eggs, well beaten

2 1/2 cups sifted flour

Combine butter, salt and vanilla. Add sugar, then beaten eggs and beat thoroughly. Add flour and mix well.

Drop a teaspoonful of dough on baking sheet. Take a damp cloth and ring out and put over the bottom of a glass (the cloth helps to prevent sticking). Press the glass covered with cloth down on the dough to make thin cookies.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until cookies have wide brown rims and white centers.

*Brown-rim cookies

Makes 6 dozen.

3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

3/4 cup butter or margarine

1 cup super fine granulated sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Sift together flour, cornstarch and cream of tartar and set aside. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in egg thoroughly. Mix in dry ingredients until blended.

Drop slightly heaped teaspoons of dough at least 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes until cookies have wide brown rims and white centers. With a wide spatula, remove cookies to a wire rack to cool. Store in air-tight tin.


Chef Syglowski, with the help of chefs and students at the Baltimore International Culinary College, tested these recipes.

Recipe finder

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