Christmas Butter Cookies

I know this time of year we are all baking a ton and receiving lots of baked goods as well (50+% of my diet has been cookies for the past couple of weeks..). Here is a yummy recipe that I have made a couple of times! I made them this year for a cookie exchange and they were made with whole wheat flour, hence the brownish color. They can be made with regular flour too and I must admit, they taste better that way. Still good with the whole wheat, but not quite as addicting (maybe that’s a good thing). Anyway, I thought I’d still share the pictures and recipe!

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Ingredients:

2 cups Butter, softened

1 1/2 cups white sugar

4 egg yolks

1.5 tsp vanilla extract

4.5 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the Yolks one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

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Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Shape dough into logs about 2 inches in diameter.

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Roll the log in nuts or sprinkles if desired. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate of freeze until firm. (You can also freeze this at this point to use later).

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When ready to use, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap rolls and slice into about 3/8″ wide slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet (they can be placed pretty close together as they do not spread out much). Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cool completely.

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Enjoy and share! I’m sure you have a good amount of cookies to munch on yourself 🙂

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