Butter Cookies
Butter Cookies
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  • 2 cups (300 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (225 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (160 g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 recipe vanilla royal icing (optional) (see recipe)
  • Preparation
  • In a bowl, combine the flour and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add the egg and beat until smooth. With the mixer at low speed, or using a wooden spoon, stir in the dry ingredients. Shape into 2 discs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out one piece of dough at a time to a thickness of 1/4 inch (1/2 cm). Cut the cookies with a 4-inch (10 cm) holiday-themed cookie cutter. Place on the prepared sheets, spacing them evenly. Use the scraps.
  • Bake one sheet at a time for 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool completely.
  • Decorate with vanilla royal icing, if desired. The cookies will keep for 3 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature.
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