"Plain fresh bread, its crust shatteringly crisp. Sweet cold butter. There is magic in the way they come together in your mouth to make a single perfect bite."--Ruth Reichl

Christmas Butter Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Christmas Butter Cookies, by , is from The Perry Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Phyllis Errico
Added: Tuesday, August 5, 2008


1 c butter
1 c sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Cream butter, gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill for ease in handling. Roll out dough to 1/8" thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut with floured cookie cutters into desired shapes.

Bake on a cookie sheet in preheated 350 degree oven 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Butter Cream Frosting:
1 c butter, softened
6-8 c confectioners' sugar
3-6 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
Food coloring, optional
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla play with dry and wet ingredient's for desired consistency. Add food coloring if desired.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When cool frost with butter cream frosting and sprinkles.




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