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Christmas Cookies

Decorate these delicious butter cookies with an icing like Confectioner's sugar glaze, colored sprinkles or other decorations.

  • 1/3 C butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 2/3 C honey
  • 2-3/4 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

1) Mix together the butter, egg, sugar, honey, vanilla and lemon extract .

2) Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the butter mixture and mix until smooth. Chill 2-3 hours.

3) Roll out dough 1/4" thick on a lightly floured board with a lightly floured rolling pin. Cut into holiday shapes with Christmas cookie cutters or a knife. Reroll and cut the trimmings.

4) Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and if desired, decorate with colored sugar, sprinkles, nonpariels, or other decorations. (If applying icing or glaze, do so after baking).

5) Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies



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