Creamy Christmas Butter Cookies

Recipe by Lorraine of AZ
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 cookie sheets.
  • In a large bowl of an electric mixer at medium speed, mix butter, sugar and vanilla just until blended.
  • Add the egg and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix at low speed until well combined.
  • Shape the dough into 3/4-inch balls. Arrange the balls 2-inches apart on the cookie sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork as you would a peanut butter cookie. Do this one time. To prevent the fork from sticking to the cookie dough;, dip it occasionally in confectioners' sugar. Sprinkle tops of the cookies with colored sanding sugar.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly colored around the edges. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.