Butter Cookies

Recipe by Aroostook
READY IN: 23mins




  • Combine 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup butter, egg and 1 tsp vanilla in large bowl.
  • Beat on low, scraping bowl often, until creamy.
  • Sift in flour and baking soda and beat until well mixed.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Cover each half in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours).
  • Preheat oven to 375°F Roll out 1/2 the dough on lightly floured surface (I use 1/2 flour 1/2 confectioners sugar).
  • Keep remaining dough chilled.
  • Roll dough out to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Cut with 4-inch cookie cutter.
  • Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Sprinkle with decorator sugars, if desired.
  • Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Ornaments:
  • While cookies are still warm, use toothpick to make holes for ribbons to hang cookies as ornaments.
  • Cool completely.
  • Frosting or filling: Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl.
  • Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and adding enough milk for desired frosting consistency.
  • Tint with food color, if desired.