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


14 comments:

Belinda said...

Delicious! Starting my baking this morning...finally!

My Little Space said...

Lovely lovely cookies! Hope you've done all your X'mas shopping already and stock up everything before X'mas. I've the feeling that the weather going to turn bad to worst. Hope you have a great day. Enjoy & have lots of fun!
Blessings, Kristy

Carolyn said...

Love all the cookies but the palm trees are adorable. I remember when I lived in AZ, everyone putting lights on their palms outside, it was so pretty!

Trix said...

How cute to make those little palm trees!!! I tried to make some Christmas cookies but they looked all lumpy and gross. Methinks your recipe would have worked much, much better.

RIRI said...

these are lovely sugar cookies and very easy recipe!!!I will try them this afternoon!!!!
Have a look at my ''kourampiedes"" our almond Christmas cookies here in Greece!!!
http://cookingwithriri.blogspot.com/2010/12/blog-post_17.html

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!

Pam said...

Great looking cookies and way to go with the palm trees! That would be about the only way to get palm trees here. You are so creative and fun!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! It seems pretty simple. Would you believe that I have never made a home-made butter cookie? I hope I get the gumption to make some with your recipe!
Best regards,
Gloria

Joanne said...

Cutouts are so much fun and always make the cookie tray look that much better.
Love your cookies Claudia (and no..I'm not being rude ;) )
Happy Holiday Baking.

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Darling Christmas cutout cookies Claudia! I love holiday baking... :)

Bridgett said...

Ha ha, loving the tropical flare. My daughter and I made a huge batch of cookies last weekend. I think I am still finding sprinkles everywhere! Yours look delicious.

Foodessa said...

If I lived in Florida, I'd be merrily cookie cutting palm trees also ;o)

Thanks for sharing your holiday cheer,
Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Claudia said...

Oh no! I haven't made butter cookies yet! Oh no! I don't have a palm tree cutter. But when I do - you know I will decorate them just as you did. Happy sparkling!

gringarl said...

Your cookies are so lovely, especially the palm trees.
My mother-in-law lives in South Carolina and every year she sends us photos of the palm trees with lights on.
Thanks for sharing these festive recipe.
Hope you'll have a wonderful week

Diana's Cocina said...

Okay, I have decided, to just pack my bags and move in with you and your family. You bake and cook the most incredible dishes. Can I be a part of your family!? These cookies are darling.