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marshall field butter cookies with pink frosting?

Ravenlyn01 Mar 22, 2013 11:16 AM

A friend has been on an eternal quest for the cookies she had at Marshall Field as a child. I can't find a recipe anywhere, even in the MF cookbooks that are available. Does anyone have a recipe, or, could you describe the frosting to me? Did it have a flavor? Was it a butter cream frosting, or icing? What size and shape were the cookies?

I want to surprise her for her birthday, which is why I'm not asking her...

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    pamquebec Mar 14, 2014 06:29 AM

    I was wondering if you ever found that recipe. I LOVED those cookies so much. I remember eating in the little shop that served them. The little metal chairs and tables. I think the cookie was a butter cookie, right? I would really like to make those and give them to my two other friends who I went with:-) Please let me know if you found the recipe:-)


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      Ravenlyn01 Mar 14, 2014 06:45 AM

      No one came up with the recipe, but I think I have figured it out, after several attempts. In April, I'm going to bring my final guess to my friend and see what she thinks. The frosting is Italian meringue, colored pink, with no flavor other than a little vanilla, and I think the cookies are icebox cookies--the kind you roll up and then slice. I understand there should be a fair amount of frosting to each cookie, and you need that crumbly texture, but it's not a shortbread. If you try it, let me know! I will report back after I see what she says.

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