"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

Butter Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Butter Cookies, by , is from "THE WOODEN SPOON"...by The Sexton Family, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nan Sexton


1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
Red food coloring, optional

Preheat oven to 375. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt;
gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Using a cookie press fitted with a heart disk
press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets
Bake until set but not brown,
6-8 minutes.
Cool on wire racks.
Beat butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach a spreading consistency.
If desired, tint with food coloring. Decorate cookies as desired. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.

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