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Cookie ornaments make a great decoration with this favorite cut-out cookie recipe. The cream of tartar in this recipe makes this cookie extra crispy.
Combine all cookie ingredients in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, combine 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and vanilla in small bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk and scraping bowl often, until desired spreading consistancy. Tint frosting with food color, if desired. Decorate cookies with frosting. Decorate with sprinkles or decorator candies, if desired. .
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Gluten Free Trim the Tree Butter Cookies!!! I substituted a Gluten Free Flour for All Purpose Flour - increasing the amount by just a bit; the cookies were wonderful and no one could tell that they were Gluten Free!
I love these cookies!
These have been my family's favorite for years... other cookies get requested now and then but these gems ALWAYS have to be apart of the celebrations. We use the same recipe at Easter and create a lovely tree (a white bare branch in a nice ceramic pot) of bunnies and colorful "eggs". Beware though... they disappear faster than Santa or the Easter Bunny!
I made these for my Christmas Tree last year. I will make them again for our Christmas Tree at church this year
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