Best Ever Vanilla Butter Cookies
Bake these festive, crisp, buttery cut-out cookies and decorate them with a glaze tinted in holiday colors.
60 min.prep time
3 dozen cookies
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla, if desired
Food color, if desired
Decorator candies, sugars, etc., if desired
Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, until creamy. Add milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour and baking powder; beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Divide dough in thirds. Shape each third into a ball on plastic food wrap. Wrap in plastic food wrap; flatten to 1/2 inch. Refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours).
Heat oven to 400°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, water, 1 tablespoon butter, corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl; mix until powdered sugar is moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional water if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.
Glaze cooled cookies. Add decorator candies, if desired. Let stand until glaze is hardened (6 hours or overnight).
Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Recipe #11566©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.