This is what I call flaky, sugary, buttery goodness.
They also go by the name "Butterfly Cookies."
Over the years, I've made them often enough to call them my "signature cookie."
I make them every Christmas for exchanges,
because they are so unique and light and pretty.
Here is the recipe:
3 cups flour
1 pound margarine
1 cup cold water
Work 3 cups flour with 1/2 pound of margarine.
Add 1 cup of cold water.
Work together using a fork. It will be sticky.
Roll out dough on floured board to about 24 in. by 24 in.
Spread 1 stick of margarine onto dough.
Fold into thirds and jellyroll. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
Repeat rolling out and spread with last stick of margarine.
Fold into thirds and jellyroll. Refrigerate overnight.
Cut into three pieces. Roll out thinly on a very generously sugared board.
Fold into quarters and cut into 1/2" strips.
Bake on foil lined pans for 10 minutes on 400.
Turn over and bake for about 1 minute more.
Then cool on waxed paper.
Each batch makes four to five dozen cookies.
(OOOOh, I just caught Guy in the act of sneaking a cookie...naughty-naughty!
But who can resist, really?)