Now that Thanksgiving, my daughter’s Nutcracker AND Black Friday shopping are over I thought it’s time to think Christmas cookies! I thought I would start posting some of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. The first one is for cut-out cookies. Here’s the recipe:
1 cup butter (2 sticks at room temperature)
1 1/2 cups of confectioner sugar
Mix and cream together
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Mix all together well. If dough seems crumbly, add a couple of drops of water.
Flour your hands and then mix dough with hands
Chill the dough at least 1 hour
Roll the dough about 1/8 inch thick
Cut out and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes
Cool before decorating