Classic Butter Cookies I

Classic Butter Cookies I Great tasting buttery cookies with many options for baking.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 96 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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    SERVING : 96

    YIELD : 6 to 8 dozen

  • Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl, gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.

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  • Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture.

  • For all the types of cookie shapes preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) before baking. Bake all cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Shape the dough in one of the following ways: Roll out the chilled dough and cut with cookie cutters. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.

  • OR: Form dough into logs 2 inches in diameter and slice 1/8 inch thick when chilled. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes.

  • OR: Shape into balls and bake. Balls may be rolled in sugar mixed with cinnamon if desired. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

  • OR: Put unchilled dough into a cookie press and press into desired shapes chill shaped cookies before baking. Bake chilled cookies for 8 to 10 minutes.

  • OR: Add 1 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup flour to dough. Chill then shape into balls and bake for 8 to10 minutes. Roll still warm cookies in confectioners’ sugar. Once cool sprinkle chilled cookies with more confectioners’ sugar.

Per Serving: 37 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 4.4g; fat 2g; cholesterol 7mg; sodium 33.6mg.