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Melt in Your Mouth Butter Cookies

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“This is my sister-in-law's recipe that I made for the first time this Valentine's Day, and have since made I don't know how many more batches! It's quite similar (but not identical) to some of the other butter cookie recipes on this website, but I didn't see any others that had a recipe for icing (and I just can't imagine them without)!!”
READY IN:
38mins
YIELD:
3 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream butter or margarine (and yes margarine does work beautifully! I can see some people raising their eyebrows!) with sugar.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and mix.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  4. At this point you can either roll out and cut with cookie cutters or roll dough into 1 inch balls and flatten on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 375F for 6 to 8 minutes until set, NOT brown.
  6. Mix icing ingredients together and ice cookies once cooled.

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