Friday, December 22, 2017

Recipe: Butter Cookies

I know I shared a recipe yesterday, but I wanted to share another one today because these are the perfect Christmas cookies.  This recipe for Butter Cookies is from my Great-Grandmother and my family makes these every year for the holidays.  It's really not Christmas in our house without them!  They're such a simple recipe, but taste so amazing and are very easy to customize.  You can decorate them with whatever sprinkles you want, add nuts, drizzle them with chocolate or even leave them plain.  No matter what you do with them the cookies you make with this tried and true family recipe are sure to be a hit!

-2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-3 eggs
-4 cups flour*
-2 tsp. baking powder
-1 tsp. vanilla
-Chocolate for melting (optional)
(To make gluten free I mixed 2 cups of Pillsbury Best Multi-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend with 2 cups of coconut flour).

-Mix flour and baking soda until well combined, set aside.
-Beat butter until creamy, add sugar, beating well.
-Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
-Gradually add flour/baking soda mixture and mix until combined.
-Cover and chill overnight.
-Roll out cookies, dusting hands, surface, and rolling-pin with flour to avoid sticking, cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet.
-Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.
-Transfer from cookie sheet onto wire cooling rack.
-Allow to cool.
-Optional: Melt chocolate (I love Hershey's Milk Chocolate for this) and drizzle over cookies.

What are your favorite type of Christmas cookies to bake?



  1. So delicious I literally salivated just reading this. Will have to try the recipe!
    -Austen Tosone

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