Sugar Shuttles

Sugar Shuttles

Prep Time

120 minutes

Cook Time

8 minutes



These cigar-shaped cookies resemble the device that holds the thread on a loom or sewing machine.

This recipe is a part of the Virtual Cookie Exchange, courtesy of Coco Cooks and


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • egg white
  • granulated sugar


  • 1 Sift 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt into a bowl. Add 1/4 cup soft butter, 2 egg yolks, and 1 teaspoon vanilla and knead until the dough is well blended. Chill it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • 2 Divide the dough into portions the size of a small walnut. Roll each piece of dough with the palm of the hand on a lightly floured board to give it the shape of a small sewing-machine shuttle. Dip each in egg white and roll in granulated sugar. Bake on a lightly buttered baking sheet in a moderate oven (350° F.) for about 8 minutes, or until the little cookies are lightly browned.


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