italian butter cookies

★★★★★ 2
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By Angela Pietrantonio
from Woonsocket, RI

My daughter loves to make different shapes with these and sprinkle with powdered sugar! They have a great butter flavor and you can mix and match what you would like to top them with! From my own personal family recipie

★★★★★ 2
serves 3 dozen
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For italian butter cookies

  • 1/2 c
    crisco shortening
  • 1/2 c
    butter (1 stick), softened
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 4
    eggs, beaten
  • 3 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt

How To Make italian butter cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350*. In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, butter & and sugar. Add the eggs & vanilla then blend in the flour, baking powder & salt. Chill dough 2 hours.
  • 2
    Roll dough out on a floured surface, cut out shapes using cookie cutters and place onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until they are a light golden brown. Transfer to cooling racks.
  • 3
    Optional Decorating: Before baking sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles. Garnish centers with maraschino cherry halves or plain M & M's, pipe icing designs or sprinkle with powdered sugar after cooled.

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