Buttery Holiday Cookies

Photo by Melissa T.
Adapted from rachaelraymag.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from rachaelraymag.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    sticks butter, at room temperature

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 2

    egg yolks

  • 1

    tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 2

    cups flour

  • 1/2

    tsp. coarse salt

  • Easy Icing

  • 2

    cups confectioners’ sugar

  • 3

    tbsp. whole milk

  • 3

    tbsp. melted butter

  • A few drops of water

Directions

1. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium until pale and fluffy, 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl. Beat in the yolks and vanilla until just combined. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour and salt, then combine with the butter mixture on low speed until just incorporated. 3. Halve the dough, flatten into disks, wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour. 4. Working with 1 disk at a time, roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies, transfer to cookie sheets and chill 15 minutes. 5. Bake at 350 degrees until golden, 17 to 20 minutes. Cool cookies on racks. Decorate with Easy Icing and sprinkles. Easy Icing In a medium bowl, stir 2 cups confectioners’ sugar with 3 tbsp. whole milk and 3 tbsp. melted butter. Thin with a few drops of water to desired consistency.

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