Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
These cookies are a Christmas tradition in our home...A very delicious tradition, I might add! Try them in your holiday baking and see what you think! (Prep time includes rolling cookie dough into balls)
- Cream sugar and butter.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts.
- Place on ungreased baking sheet (s).
- Flatten balls slightly with your hand, then with a fork.
- Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until slightly browned.
- Remove from baking sheets and place on rack to cool.
- ***Sprinklewith colored sugar at Christmas time for that festive touch!
I made these for the Cookiethon, then had technical difficulties so didn't get my review posted in a timely manner...sorry, Martha. These were very easy to make. I colored some white sugar with red food coloring and some with green food coloring. The first two pans I sprinkled the sugar on after baking. I wasn't satisfied with this, so for the next two pans, I used a glass dipped in the colored sugar and slightly flattened the cookie balls. This worked beautifully and is definitely the way I'll do it next time. I didn't try the second method initially because I was afraid the sugar on top would make the tops burn, but it didn't at all. Thanks for sharing this recipe Martha!
Excellent, easy recipe! Made a double batch. I made these even smaller and flattened them with a fork dipped in sugar. After baking I frosted the bottom side of one cookie with a peanut butter concoction I made, then pressed the bottom of another cookie to the filling, like a sandwich. They were SO good! DH's boss came over for dinner that night and there were only six left the next morning, out of 2 1/2 dozen assembled cookies! Of course the kids were crazy for them too! *They were done in about 8 minutes in my gas oven* Thanks for a great cookie! ~Lana~
This recipe will now be my one & only butter cookie recipe! So easy & delicious - I had a party of six guests and they ate the entire batch! I didn't use the colored sugar but served with Peppermint Patty fondue for dipping - heavenly! (Just melt 12 ounces of Peppermint Patty candies with 1/4 cup of milk - keep warm for dipping - YUM!).