Holiday Recipe & Traditions Exchange: Butter Cookies by Cat Johnson

CAT JOHNSON’S BUTTER COOKIES

I grew up eating these cookies. It was my grandmother’s recipe and my mother used it for the Christmas cookies we’d make together each year. But it’s so versatile, I also remember heart cookies on Valentines Day and chicks on Easter. It’s still my favorite today and I own so many differently-shaped cookie cutters because of it, including the newest additions to my collection–a cowboy boot and a Texas longhorn. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

½ lb Butter
1 Egg
1 Cup Sugar
2 ½ Cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Lemon Extract

Preheat 325 degree oven

Cream butter until smooth.

Add sugar, and then egg & extract.

Add flour & baking powder. Mix thoroughly.

Chill dough.
Roll out flat on a floured board.

Cut into shapes.

Bake on ungreased pan 8-10 minutes (or until just beginning to brown).
Can be decorated with sprinkles before baking or iced (or dipped in melted chocolate) after baking.

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5 Comments

  1. bn100

    I like butter cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply
  2. Chelsea B.

    YUM! I had to jot this down!

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  3. Na S.

    I’ve made butter cookies before so I know I can make this! They are easy and delicious.

    Reply
  4. Patoct

    Anything with butter is great. I always love to hear about new recipes.

    Reply
  5. Helen L.

    I love cookies!

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