"If you ate pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry?"--Unknown

Classic Christmas Butter Cookies Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

Classic Christmas Butter Cookies image

 

This recipe for Classic Christmas Butter Cookies, by , is from Harcourt Annual Cookie Exchange Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kia Neri

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups butter
1 cups sugar
3 eggs
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons almond extract
5 cups flour

Directions:
Directions:
Cream butter, sugar, eggs with electric beater; add dry ingredients and everything else... you know how to do this.

Use a cookie press to squirt out perfectly sized, festive cookies. Tip: make sure your cookie pan is cool. They won't stick to warm pan. I top with Christmas sugars/sprinkles.

Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or so and keep an eye on it.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mother used to make these--and called them "ribbon cookies"; She used an old-timey cookie press that had a hand crank; Like a giant screw that you turn...She would use the skinny zig-zag shape, and then crank the dough out in one long ribbon; I have not found a way to do this with the newer cookie press that has a level type function... so if you have the old one that your crank/turn...you can make these in no time at all! Just cut into cookie size as soon as they come out of the oven.

I have been bringing these every year to the cookie party. The recipe makes SO MANY cookies. And they taste like Christmas.

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

4W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!