Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins
GG stands for Great Grandmother and these cookies have been handed down from generation to generation in our family. As a rule, they are only made at Christmas, but upon an occasion they have been made for Easter too. (Cookie yield & baking time actually depends on what size cookie cutters are used). Decorating the cookies is half the fun and can get quite involved.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 3 egg whites
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour (sifted)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- various colored sugar sprinkle
- Cream butter.
- Gradually beat in sugar.
- Add egg yolks one at a time, mixing with butter/sugar mixture.
- Add flour gradually, mixing well.
- Add vanilla.
- Refrigerate dough until chilled.
- Roll out 4" piece of dough with enough flour so as dough does not stick to rolling pin or rolling surface.
- Cut into shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate extra dough and remove from refrigeration as used.
- Paint each cookie with egg whites and then decorate with colored sugar.
- Bake at 350° F for 10 - 12 minutes.
The butter cookies really live up to their name and boy are they good! I rolled mine out a little on the thick side because I love a nice thick butter cookie. They were crunchy but soft at the same time. The cookies are also so much fun to decorate!
Photo may be seen at: www.annacia.com . I love these cookies! Made the recipe right down the line but didn't add any decoration. Mildly sweet and rich tasting, they are perfect with tea of coffee and have a lovely soft texture with a just a bit of firmer crust. Watch them in the oven! mine took only 7 mins!
Very good cookies and a wonderful way to use my new "cat" cookie cutters. Fun and good - perfect for a rainy day1 Thanks for sharing!