Good Morning and Happy Saturday! This morning I’d like to share my Grandma’s butter cookie recipe. It’s another Christmas classic that is requested every year by at least one family member, much to my mother’s chagrin. I, however, always loved rolling out and decorating these cookies over the holidays. I have been known to break this recipe out for any sort of holiday and season.
One of my fondest holiday memories was when we would sit around the table and decorate cookies as carefully or wacky as we wished. We would laugh and talk and listen to Christmas music as the Christmas bake-a-thon would commence. I always felt there was a little more love that goes into these cookies, from the mixing and rolling, to the decorating there was always that extra bit of effort that made it seem more special. Not only that, these cookies are pretty versatile with their texture. If you roll them out to be on the thinner side, you’ll get a crispy cookie. On the other hand, if you roll them out to be on the thicker side, you’ll get a wonderfully flaky and chewy cookie. I make them both ways since my family has an array of preferences – from crispy and unfrosted to chewy and frosted. No matter how the cookie crumbles, this is fun for one or a whole family.
1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla 3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt