These cookies are delicious, I do in every Christmas, you can also decorate with royal icing, because they are not too sweet, so the icing on them is perfect.
Recipe for Best Sugar Cookie Icing Ever
Christmas Butter Cookies
Total Time: 1 hr 25 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive: 1 hr
Cook: 10 min
Yield: about 24
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, using a hand beater. Beat in the egg and then the vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just incorporated. Roll the dough into a log, on a work surface, wrap in parchment and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Put 2 cookie sheets in the refrigerator to chill as well.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and slice into 1/4-inch rounds.
*(Here I cut the cookies in star shape, because has used for Christmas, I am preparing a large batch to give to the family, you can use round or star or your favorite)
Arrange 2 inches apart on the chilled cookie sheets and bake until lightly golden on the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheets and put on a cooling rack to cool before serving.