Sunday, December 26, 2010
1 stick of butter (8 tbsp) (softened)
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
Christmas theme shaped cookie cutters
1/2 cup candied fruit OR chocolate chips to decorate the cookies
Beat together softened butter & sugar till smooth & fluffy. Add the egg & vanilla. Beat for a few mins.
Add the flour slowly in 2 or 3 batches. Beat on low speed till the mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Place the dough in a ziploc bag & refrigerate for an hr.
After an hr, remove the dough from the bag. Roll out into 1/8" thickness. Using cookie cutters, press into the rolled out dough. Remove extra dough.
Gently press the candied fruit or chocolate chips on the cookies.
Repeat with the rest of the cookie dough.
Bake in a 350F pre-heated oven for 8-10 mins till the sides turn golden brown.
Store cooled cookies in an airtight container.