Butter Cookies - Three Cookies in One Dough

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“This dough has been made every Christmas in my house. This recipe can be used to make not only cut-out cookies to give your family a rest from the normal sugar cookie recipe, but also has two other variations. One can roll them out and add a dab of jam or a pecan or walnut before baking, or add chopped up walnuts and roll dough in confectioner's sugar to make snow balls. They're all delicious. (Just remember to chill before baking - that's the key.)”
2hrs 8mins
6 dozen cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix eggs, butter, and vanilla.
  2. Add dry ingredients and stir well.
  3. For Cutouts: CHILL WELL.
  4. Roll out for cookie cutters.
  5. For Jam Centers: Place dough on wax paper.
  6. Roll into a tube form with the wax paper surrounding it well.
  7. Place in refrigerator and CHILL WELL.
  8. When chilled, cut off slices of the tubed dough to make a round cookie.
  9. You can press a spot in the center for the jam to be placed, or just put a nut there for another alternative.
  10. For Snow Balls: Before chilling, add 1 1/2 cups walnuts.
  12. When chilled, make small 1 inch balls out of dough and roll them in Confectioner's sugar.
  13. Bake all three types at 400°F for 8-10 minutes.
  14. The cookies should brown slightly.

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