Category - Cookies

ULTIMATE BUTTER COOKIES

    Ultimate Butter Cookies

    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 large egg yolks
    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

    In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter with the sugar, salt and egg yolk until smooth. Blend in the flour until the mixture blends into a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate 1/2 hour or up to two days.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    Roll out the dough on a lightly-floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place on lightly-greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorating sugar. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

    Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

    Candy Cane Butter Cookies
    Add 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1 teaspoon anise and 10-12 drops red food coloring.

    Hungarian Holiday Butter Nut Cookies
    Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 cup ground pecans.


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Title: Ultimate Butter Cookies
Category:  Cookies
Ultimate Butter Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg yolks
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter with the sugar, salt and egg yolk until smooth. Blend in the flour until the mixture blends into a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate 1/2 hour or up to two days.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll out the dough on a lightly-floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place on lightly-greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorating sugar. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

Candy Cane Butter Cookies
Add 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1 teaspoon anise and 10-12 drops red food coloring.

Hungarian Holiday Butter Nut Cookies
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 cup ground pecans.



Recipe for Ultimate Butter Cookies - goodcooking.com