christmas cookiesBaking cookies during the Christmas season can be a fun project for both kids and adults. Whether you’re baking for a Christmas cookie exchange, your kid’s classroom, gifts for family and friends, or just for sweets to enjoy yourself, these butter cookies will certainly be a hit.

Butter Cookie Christmas Cutouts
1 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of sifted powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 1/2 cups of sifted flour
1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Cream butter, add sugar gradually and cream until fluffy. Add unbeaten egg and
vanilla; beat well. Sift together dry ingredients; blend into cream mixture. Chill dough
about an hour. Roll on well floured pastry board to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with floured
cutter. Bake on an unbuttered cookie sheet for 6 minutes at 325 degrees.