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Christmas & Holiday Butter Cookies

Last Modified: 12/23/11
First Published: 10/18/07
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Christmas & Holiday Butter Cookies

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General Info
Servings: 40
Total Cost: $2.06
Cost Per Serving: $0.05
Total Calories: 3,564
Calories/Serving: 89
IngredientVolumeMassCostCalorie
Butter, Unsalted 1/2 Cup 112.00 Grams $0.50 800
Shortening, All Vegetable 1/2 Cup 120.00 Grams $0.85 1,080
Sugar, White Granulated 3/4 Cups 150.00 Grams $0.20 581
Eggs, Chicken (1 egg) * 50.00 Grams $0.17 78
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 2 1/4 Cups 9.56 Ounces $0.31 1,024
Baking Powder, Clabber Girl 1/4 Teaspoon 1.20 Grams $0.01 0
Extract, Vanilla Pure 1/8 Teaspoon 0.54 Gram $0.03 2

This is a Holiday Butter Cookie from the "Cookie Press", an old tried and true recipe that always works. It holds its shape, stores nicely and just feels like the Holidays when you bite into one of these.

christmas butter cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup crisco softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • food coloring
  • 2 1/4 cups flours
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
  • colored sugar crystals

Method

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Using an electric stand mixer ceam butter & shortening until fluffy-beat in sugar.

Add egg & few drops of food coloring - mix well

Sift flour, baking powder & salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture & blend until smooth.

Fill the cookie press with dough & select disc (wreath for Xmas)

Form the cookies on ungeased cookie sheets & decorate with colored crystals or cherry

Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove & cool on wire racks