Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Cutout Butter Cookies

 



This is just a perfect  easy tasting butter cookie, and basic recipe you can use anytime of the year~ I always make Palm Tree's for living in Florida, of course my NY State State of mind style and the rest of the world's style tree's (smile), just a little Tropical flair there...

2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Mix all together and refrigerate overnight or for at least one hour. Roll out cut into shapes of your choice and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 for 8 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.

For those that love them frosted:

2 1/2 cups of confectionery sugar

food coloring
1/4 cup of water
1/3 cup of white Crisco shortening
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of dry powdered milk
Beat until smooth, add more water if too stiff, needs to spread easily.
Separate into bowls coordinate food coloring and flavoring in each bowl . Frost cookies let dry for about an hour

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