December 14, 2012

Butter cookies

My husband ordered this cookie cutter for me.  It's made in Germany.  And it's awesome, you can personalize your cookies with a message or someone's name on it. 
Butter cookies (this is the recipe my mom always used, about half the sugar that the average sugar cookies recipe calls for, and super scrumptious):

1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3 teaspoons vanilla extract (or lemon or almond)
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Blend butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together well.  Sift the flour and baking powder together and add to the butter mixture.  Chill for about an hour.  Roll it out to about 1/4" thick and then cut and bake at 425'F for about 5 minutes.  Allow to cool.  And then you can ice them!  Enjoy ♥
P.S. Reading "Wheat Belly" is really eye-opening, but it's going to be very hard to change.  I love baking with wheat flour.


wayside wanderer said...

I really like the cookie cutter shape! You will have to write what you think about Wheatbelly. I have been cutting back on bread, but boo hoo. Cookies will be a real treat for me this year.

elizabeth said...

very fun...
I am admittedly avoiding the wheat is bad for oneself... I like it too!

DebD said...

Yes, it is hard to omit wheat...especially at this time of year.

The cookies look wonderful. And I love that little gadget.

Anonymous said...

Yum and they are so cute! Thanks for the recipe!

joscelyne cutchens said...

Those are so cute! I have seen a similar cutter/stamper at williams sonoma and was totally intrigued.