1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 2½-3 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, blending well. Blend in vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt, and soda. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture, a little at a time, until a stiff dough forms.
Refrigerate dough for several hours or overnight. When ready to bake, roll out
a little dough at a time on a surface lightly coated with confectioner’s sugar. Cut dough into shapes and place cookies on a greased baking sheet.
If desired, lightly sprinkle cookies with additional granulated sugar. Bake at 350˚ for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
This tiny city block in downtown Greensboro once had a gigantic reputation. Not so much for its charbroiled beef patties — though they, too, were plentiful — but for its colorful characters and their wild shenanigans.
In the 1950s, as Americans hit freshly paved roads in shiny new cars during the postwar boom, a new kind of restaurant took shape: the drive-in. From those first thin patties to the elaborate gourmet hamburgers of today, North Carolina has spent the past 80 years making burger history.