For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Friday, December 9, 2011

First Cookies of the Season

Well, really it is the second batch of cookies we've made this week, but the first one  (sugar cookies)got eaten before any pictures were taken.

Butter Cookie Christmas Cutouts

1 cup of butter

1 1/2 cups of sifted powdered sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla

2 1/2 cups of sifted flour

1 teaspoon of cream of tartar

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of salt

Cream butter, add sugar gradually and cream until fluffy. Add unbeaten egg and vanilla; beat well. Sift together dry ingredients; blend into cream mixture. Chill dough about an hour. Roll on well floured pastry board to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with floured cutter. Bake on an unbuttered cookie sheet for 610-12 minutes at 325 degrees.





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