Best Ever Vanilla Butter Cookies

Vanilla Butter Cookies Recipes
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4 Reviews
Bake these festive, crisp, buttery cut-out cookies and decorate them with a tinted glaze for any occasion.
1:00
Prep Time
9:25
Total Time
36 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 tablespoons
milk
1 tablespoon
vanilla
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking powder

Glaze

2 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
2 tablespoons
water
1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon
light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla, if desired
Food color, if desired
 
Decorator candies, sugars, etc., if dersired

Directions

  1. Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, until creamy. Add milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  2. 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 2-3 hours or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 400°F.
  4. 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 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
  5. Combine powdered sugar, water, 1 tablespoon butter, corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in 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.
  6. Glaze cooled cookies. Add decorator candies, if desired. Let stand 6 hours or overnight until glaze is hardened.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
20g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
50mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Without butter and milk, i had to supplement it with butter flavor crisco, and unsweetened almond butter. With that, i baked them and all ended very well. These cookies tasted great with the glaze and a few decorative candies, they are diefinitly something i will put in the recipie box and make again :)

Rating

I roll these out, bake them, and frost them with colored white chocolate and sprinkles. I use cake icing colors to tint the white chocolate. Use good quality chocolate.

Rating

BEST EVER!! Really!!! This is my ultimate favourite "go-to" recipe for cut-out cookies! Over the years, I have made hundreds of cookies from this recipe and they absolutely ALWAYS turn out wonderfully. Also, in my opinion, the glaze tastes far superior to a Royal Icing type cookie top- coating. After preparing, I roll the divided dough between sheets of waxed paper and freeze on cookie sheets. This way, I always have some on hand ready to cut and bake for special occasions or impromptu school events!

Rating

These cookies are scrumptious and you can take them in a tin stacked on each other even frosted, the frosting dries nicely so the cookies don't stick together!! Nice for traveling to family events, church etc.

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