How to Make the Best Tasting Christmas Butter Cookies

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Yields: 100 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 40 Mins Cook Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 55 Mins

Butter cookies are a favorite holiday classic.  This butter cookie recipe will make approximately 100 cookies. The butter and vanilla flavor really stand out making these cookies the best butter cookie you will ever taste. Use your favorite cookie cutter and turn these cookies into stars, Christmas trees, and more. Use a tip of your choice making a fun shape and drizzle with dark chocolate once they’ve cooled.

 

CAN I MAKE THESE COOKIES IN ADVANCE

Yes! You can make these cookies up to 10 days in advance. Simply store the dough in an air tight container and pop them in the refrigerator until ready to use. You can also bake the cookies and store them in an air tight container for up to one week.

 

HOW DO I PACKAGE THESE COOKIES

To gift these cookies you can use a normal box with lid or you can wrap the box with cellophane. You can get about 10 to 12 bags of cookies.

 

WHAT ARE WAYS TO DECORATE THESE COOKIES

Fillings are wonderful for these cookies. Jam is a nice option. You can use homemade or store bought. There’s so many flavors to choose from. Melted chocolate is a nice filling to use also. You could use milk, dark or white. You can also use a classic royal icing. Another option is vanilla buttercream or chocolate buttercream but it won’t be as stable. You can also make a simple glaze with powdered sugar, water and vanilla. Another option is to just keep them plain.

 

 

Ingredients

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Instructions

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  • Cream the butter for about a minute or two until nice and fluffy. To the creamed butter add the powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  • Add the egg whites and mix together.
  • Mix in the flour one cup at a time. Add the salt and the vanilla extract.
  • Rolling Out the Cookies
  • Roll out your cookie dough in between parchment paper. Place the parchment paper along with your rolled out dough into the refrigerator. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes place the chilled dough onto a floured work area. Roll out your dough to about 1/4 to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut out your shapes.
  • Place your cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 170C or 340F for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.

Notes

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Fillings are wonderful for these cookies. Jam is a nice option. You can use homemade or store bought. There's so many flavors to choose from. Melted chocolate is a nice filling to use also. You could use milk, dark or white. You can also use a classic royal icing. Another option is vanilla buttercream or chocolate buttercream but it won't be as stable. You can also make a simple glaze with powdered sugar, water and vanilla. Another option is to just keep them plain.

To gift these cookies you can use a normal box with lid or you can wrap the box with cellophane. You can get about 10 to 12 bags of cookies.

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