Friday, December 4, 2009

My Favorite Christmas Cookie

I was going to share MY brownie recipe today with you all because, well, I make them all the time (if you follow me on Twitter, you already know this well!) and I think they're really darn tasty.

But, the more I thought about it, I felt like since we hold this wonderful Bloggy Progressive Dinner event during the holiday season, I'd really like to share my favorite Christmas cookie recipe with you all.

I should tell you that, for the most part, I don't have the most "simple, basic" tastes when it comes to food. I definitely prefer spicy over mild and I'm not a much a fan of "down-home country cookin' meat and taters" kind of meals. Give me a zippy seafood dish or a tangy marinated chicken any day over roast beef and mashed potatoes. When it comes to these cookies, however, simple hits the spot with me. I adore these oh-so-basic butter cookies served up with a hot cup of black coffee...

Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup butter (I try hard not to be judgmental about other people's food choices but if you try to substitute margarine here for any reason other than a food allergy, I will just have to hunt you down- it simply won't be the same.)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • plain and colored sugar

Cream butter; add sugar gradually; beat in egg and vanilla. Blend in salt and flour. Chill. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten cookies with tines of fork, dipped in plain sugar and then sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen or so.

For more wonderful dessert recipes, be sure to stop by The Finer Things In Life and check out three decadent choices from Amy!

If you missed any of this week's Second Annual Bloggy Progressive Dinner, you can catch up by clicking through the links Amy has kindly left along with her post.


SmallWorld at Home said...

These sound easy and delicious. I've been looking for a perfect butter cookie recipe for this Christmas.

Amy @ Finer Things said...

Those sound fantastic. Might have to put them on my "to bake" list. And all I have is butter!

Jerri said...

How simple and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Hope to see you December 14-18 for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash! We'll have events all week, including a recipe linky on Thursday, Dec. 17. And we'll have prizes too! Check out my blog for more details!

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