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Vanilla Butter Cutouts Recipe

Vanilla Butter Cutouts Recipe

Even cooks who normally shy away from rolled cookies can make these with confidence. The dough is so easy to work with after a mere 30 minutes of chilling. They can be decorated in a variety of ways.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with lightly floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired. Yield: about 7 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 133 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.