Christmas Butter Cookies

Christmas is a time for family, friends and, of course, food. One of my favorite holiday traditions is making Christmas cookies with my mom. There are so many different kinds of cookies to choose from, but my favorite are the butter cookies. They are simple, yet so delicious. I remember when I was younger, I would help my mom make the dough and then we would use cookie cutters to make all sorts of different shapes. Once they were baked, we would decorate them with icing and sprinkles. They were always such a fun treat to make and eat. This year, I decided to make a batch of these butter cookies on my own. It was a little tricky at first, but I soon got the hang of it. And, they turned out just as delicious as I remembered. If you’re looking for a simple, yet tasty, holiday cookie recipe, I highly recommend giving these a try.

1 cup Softened butter
2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract
3 cups flour
2/3 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 teaspoons Salt

Cream the softened butter with the sugar until fluffy and light. Stir in vanilla extract. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating mixture after each egg addition. Add the flour and salt, mixing well. Wrap in plastic wrap and let chill in refrigerator 3 hours or overnight. On a sparsely floured pastry cloth, using a floured rolling pin, roll dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutter into Christmas shapes. Place each about 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Bake for 10 mintues at 350 degrees F. Allow to cool complete before decorating. Recipe makes about 4-5 dozen cookies.

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