2/9/12

Butter Cookies

Today I baked some dainty little Butter Cookies for a couple of my sweethearts, Ginger and Charlie. I adapted my recipe from the Taste of Home Cookies cookbook. They are made with a cookie press, so they are quick to create. These Butter Cookies are good for different occasions in any shape, but I think the little hearts are sweet for Valentine's Day.






Butter Cookies 
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Sprinkles, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and baking powder, gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Using a cookie press, press dough 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 7 - 8 minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove cookies from pan to a wire rack to cool.


Using a cookie press, drop the dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.


If desired, decorate before baking with sprinkles.


Cool the cookies on a wire rack. Then give them to your sweetheart.




15 comments:

  1. I just found where I unpacked my cookie press (after 6 months!) and am anxious to make some cookies! These look delicious!!

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  2. Haven't made pressed cookies for a long time. I still have my mothers metal cookie press, still works I think. I should try it sometime. Nice post love those cookies.. I'll be your sweetheart if you have any extras. andi

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  3. Very cute and you can just pop them in your mouth! Thanks for sharing at Thematic Thursday!

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  4. These are so cute. It never occurred to me to make these for Valentine's day. I always make these at Christmas but who knew? You're a genius!!!

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  7. These look so pretty for a Valentine treat, Anita!!

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  8. Love these! My mom makes something very similar!

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  9. I love buttery shortbread type cookies! I would love for you to come by and link up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot!

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  11. Mmmmm....this just gave me the perfect excuse to pull out the cookie press, Anita. And with all that butter, I bet they just MELT in your mouth!! Thanks so much for linking this up with Mop It Up Mondays at i should be mopping the floor last week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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