Butter Cookies Recipe

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Butter Cookies

Natalie Horschel

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@Natalie_Horschel

I make butter cookies every Christmas with my kids and my niece and nephew. They love to help roll out the dough cut them out and decorate them. They melt in your mouth. They are so addicting you just can't eat just one!

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Serves:
48 cookies
Prep:
5 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
unsalted butter
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1
large egg yolk
2 c
all purpose flour

Step-By-Step

1Beat the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla together until smooth and creamy.
2Mix in the egg yolk until well incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl at least once.
3Add the flour and mix just until incorporated
4Scrape onto a lightly floured board and knead a few times, just until the dough smooths out.
5Turn onto a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log, wrap up and refrigerate for several hours or freeze.
6Before baking, preheat the oven to 325°F.
7Line your baking sheets with parchment.
8Flour surface and roll dough out and cut with cookie cutters. Sprinkle with colored sugar sprinkles
9Bake until JUST beginning to turn golden around the edges, about 16-18 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American