Recipe courtesy of Eileen Morgner

Aunt Eileen's Christmas Butter Cookies

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: about 24
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Ingredients

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, using a hand beater. Beat in the egg and then the vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just incorporated. Roll the dough into a log, on a work surface, wrap in parchment and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Put 2 cookie sheets in the refrigerator to chill as well.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and slice into 1/4-inch rounds. Arrange 2 inches apart on the chilled cookie sheets and bake until lightly golden on the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheets and put on a cooling rack to cool before serving.

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