Irresistible Christmas Vanilla Butter cookie

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Dec. 31, 2010

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Christmas Vanilla Butter Cookies. This recipe is designed for making cookies that are to be cut with specialty cookie cutters, and is also the perfect cookie for frosting. These Vanilla Butter Cookies taste great, too!

Ingredients

Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) , softened
Sugar 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon
Egg 1 , well
All purpose flour 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Sugar/Icing for after cooling 2 Teaspoon (Red / Green / Icing Sugar, For Sprinkling On The Top)

Directions

In a large bowl, beat 1 cup softened butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla. Add 1 well-beaten egg, and beat for 1 minute. Stir in 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, gradually. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until dough is firm and easy to handle. Roll out on lightly floured surface to ¼-inch thickness. Cut into desired Christmas shapes with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets or baking pans. Sprinkle with green-colored sugar or red-colored sugar, if desired. Bake in a pre-heated 325 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until edges just begin to brown. Cool on wire racks. Transfer to a nice serving plate or cookie tin. These make great Christmas gifts in cookie tins, or you can use them for your Christmas party or to leave for Santa! Enjoy! --Betty

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 855Calories from Fat 419

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 48 g73.8%

Saturated Fat 29 g145%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 25 mg1.04%

Total Carbohydrates 96 g32%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 36 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet