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!


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Swiss Cookies or Swiss Bon Bons

  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 dozen 1x


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  • 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


  1. Cream butter and powered sugar.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat thoroughly.
  3. Chill dough 1 hour.
  4. Make soft balls, flatten slightly. 
  5. Top with nuts or cherry halves.
  6. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
  • Author: Pearl Taylor
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Chill Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 min

Keywords: lehmans catalog, swiss cookies, swiss bon bons, cookies

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