Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Cookies

1 c butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs, unbeaten
1 t vanilla
2¼ cups all purpose sifted flour
1½ t baking powder
1 egg white
colored sugar or other cookie decorations

Cream butter and sugar well. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add sifted flour and baking powder. Beat well. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°. roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut out with Christmas cookie cutters. Using a pastry brush, brush cookies with slightly beaten egg white (may add a slight amount of water). Sprinkle cookies with colored sugar or other decorations. Place on prepared baking sheets, leaving room for the cookies to spread. Bake 6 to 8 minutes until the outside of cookies feel slightly firm to the touch.

*Can be used at other times of the year with other cutters

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