Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins
My mother in law has been making these for Christmas for years and years. I make them for all holidays, using different cookie cutters for whatever occasion. They are the best when they are frosted, but sometimes I just sprinkle on colored sugar before baking. I call them "Play Dough" cookies because that's what the dough smells like to me! (Don't worry, they don't taste like Play Dough :) Chilling time is not included.
- 2⁄3 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten well
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- decorator icing, in various colors or confectioner's sugar icing, colored with food coloring (optional)
- Cream butter and sugar well.
- Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
- Combine baking powder and flour.
- Add gradually to creamed mixture.
- Chill until firm.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll out dough to about 1/4" thickness and cut into desired shapes.
- Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.
- When cool, decorate with frosting or icing if desired.
These were delicious-buttery rich and not too crisp. One of the best cut out cookie recipes I've tried, if not the best! Thanks!
I am SO happy to see this recipe !! I lost mine a few years ago and no other recipe compares to this one. This is the best and I'm so happy to find it on line. I will be making these cookies today. Thank you, thank you and thank you for posting this Bestest Butter Cookie Recipe !!
This cookie was nice to enjoy with a cup of tea, I left mine plain and we iced my daughters batch. My folks tried them too and said they were lovely. A good basic recipe. Thankyou.