Behind The Scenes At Lehman’s: The Cover Cookie Recipe

Pearl Taylor

Pearl Taylor

Recently, Lehman’s sent out a fall catalog with our Steel Nutcracker on the cover. Sharing space with it was a plate of cookies. And it appears that people went (pardon the pun) nuts for them: we got requests from all over about the cookies!

Below, you’ll find a Lehman family cookie recipe that will give you cookies very like those shown on our catalog cover. A big thank-you to Pearl Taylor, sister of our founder, Jay Lehman, for sharing the recipe. Enjoy!

Don't have your fall catalog yet? Click the photo for a link to get it!

Don’t have your fall catalog yet? Click the photo for a link to get it!

Swiss Cookies or Swiss Bon Bons
1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. powered sugar
1 beaten egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t. soda
1 t. cream of tartar
Nuts or maraschino cherries for the tops

Cream butter and powered sugar. Add remaining ingredients and beat thoroughly. Chill dough 1 hours. Make soft balls, flatten slightly.  Top with nuts or cherry halves. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.