Recipe by Christie B.
"These are excellent butter cookies that will hold your holiday stamp well and not change size when baking. Its our family secret to you!"
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2 1/2 cups
sifted all-purpose flour
These are really good butter cookies and the icing really compliments them. But I think there is a typo in the description. These make really good cookies cut-outs. The shapes stay the same and the cookies do not change size when baking so you can cram a whole bunch on the cookie sheet. But it does not hold a STAMP well. I will make these every Christmas!
Okay, we just finished making these and my husband said I owe him two sticks of butter. These were very bland. Not enough sugar or extract. I know you can add to this, looks like most people added sugar or something. But at least these should TASTE good all by themselves, and sadly....they don't. They don't cut out well and we ended up using a press to shape and cut with a knife. Very disappointing.
This the 2nd year that I have made these cookies. They are just great. I double the recipe and roll them into balls, flatten them and sprinkle them with colored sugar.
They are the best tea/christmas cookies. We love them!!!
Great cookies! Perfect butter cookies with just the right mild buttery flavor, especially if using frosting. But they're good alone as well, and not bland at all! This recipe is a keeper. I also switched vanilla for the almond (nut allergies in the family). Doubled the recipe and made cut out hearts for Valentine's Day. They held their shape beautifully. I did have to bake them quite a bit longer though, almost 20 min, in order to get them lightly golden around the bottom edge.
This was my first time making butter cookies and wanted a fun Christmas Day activity to do with my boys. I doubled the recipe but followed the recipe exactly as is. To my dismay I didn't have access to a mixer so I attempted to make them entirely by hand. From creaming the butter to mixing in the flour it was definitely work. Following the baking time as listed yielded cookies slightly too doughy for my taste, so I up-ed the baking time to get the crunch/softness that I preferred. The flavor was tasty and subtle - perfect for icing. I will make again & again in the future... but definitely with a mixer.
I added some flaked coconut and vanilla essence, and a teeny bit more flour. The cookies came out excellent, and I ate 3 straight away.
Delicious! Great cut-out cookies that are fun for the kids to help make!
did not hold my stamp shape. followed exactly no luck
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Holiday Butter Cookies
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 48
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