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Butter Cookies (Confectioner's Sugar Cookies)

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. Cream of Tartar

Cream butter. Add sugar. Beat until light. Add egg and vanilla.
Beat until fluffy. Add dry ingredients. Stir just until mixed.
Refrigerate. Roll, cut and bake for 6 minutes at 350. (ungreased
cookie sheet) Cool , frost and decorate.

Variations: Spread unbaked shapes with egg white and decorate with
sprinkles-then bake. Add 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans
here in Texas). Roll in 1" balls. Bake, cool and toss in a paper
lunch sack with confectioner's sugar to coat.

Roll dough in 1" balls. Bake, cool and toss in paper bag with
sugar/cinnamon mixture to coat.

Add 1 cup of candied fruits to dough. Roll in 1" balls. Bake and

Divide dough in half. Color dough and use dough as basis of pinwheel
cookies or checkerboard cookies.


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A big Hit!, December 1, 2004 - 09:55 AM
Reviewer: Anonymous from Bear, DE USA
I baked the cookies for the 3 year olds in my preschool class that I teach, they loved them!

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