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!



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


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


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


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).


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.


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




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