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Creamy Christmas Butter Cookies

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“These are very simple cookies -- simple to make and simple to decorate. Just roll dough into balls, imprint each ball with a fork, and sprinkle with colored sugar. The result is an attractive, melt-in-your-mouth delicious, perfect-for-Christmas cookie you'll be proud to share with friends and family. These cookies are delicate and buttery. It's easy to change the color of the sugars to fit any occasion, too!”
48 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer at medium speed, mix butter, sugar and vanilla just until blended.
  3. Add the egg and mix well.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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