The most loved tradition in our family, at this Holiday time of year, is baking all kinds of different cookies, bars, fudge, peppermint bark and delivering to family and friends. The house smells divine all month long, and let’s be honest, the kitchen floor is constantly a bit on the sticky side. That just means happiness is present. Happy Holidays!
Butter Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp butter flavored extract (pic below, can be purchased in craft stores on the baking isle)
3 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla and butter extracts, and mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk, flour, powder and salt together. Add this to the batter and mix well.
Roll dough into a ball and double wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 3-4 hours or overnight.
Roll out the dough using dusted powdered sugar instead of the usual flour (the extra sugar makes them especially yummy). Cut into your favorite shapes.
Bake cookies using parchment paper on your baking sheet, at 350° for 8-10 minutes or just until the edges are a touch brown. Let cool and decorate away with royal icing or just plain store-bought vanilla frosting, throw some sprinkles on and chow-down! However, these are buttery and sweet enough to just eat plain!