Christmas Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies from French bakery Poilâne

Image by Nathan Branch via Flickr

By Kristen Fuller

Christmas Butter Cookies:
4 cups flour
2 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp baking soda
4 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla

Sift together flour & salt. Add butter, mix w/ fingers. Disolve baking soda in milk & vanilla, add to above w/ sugar & eggs. Roll out thin and cut into desired shapes. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets & bake until lightly browned.

Icing for Butter Cookies:

1 egg white
2 tsp water
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla.

Beat eggs white until stiff. Add water and powedered sugar. Beat thoroughly w/ electric mixer. Add vanilla. More sugar may be needed to make frosting of proper consistancy for spreading. Divide frosting in multiple bowls and tint each a different color

(add coloring slowly).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. You will need two ungreased baking sheets.
Bake cookies for about 6-9 minutes or just until the edges of the cookies are barely tinged with brown. Remove from oven and gently transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. These cookies will keep at room temperature for about one week or they can be frozen for several months. 

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3 Responses to “Christmas Butter Cookies”
  1. Mo says:

    i need someone to learn me how to roll out dough. i’m seriously an idiot in that department. these look so yummy

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