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Vanilla Butter Rollouts Recipe
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Vanilla Butter Rollouts Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Colored frosting and sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 182 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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 and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread or drizzle over cookies. Decorate with colored frosting and sugar if desired. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Vanilla Butter Rollouts in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p51

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 182 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

These are the ONLY cut-out cookies I make for whatever holiday is going on - Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc. - my kids and family LOVE these cookies! These are very tasty and the dough is very easy to roll-out and work with. Once I found this recipe, it's the only one I use now.

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

Excellent flavor, and easy to handle. I made two batches of these, and they are hard to keep around!

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

Great flavor and perfect for decorating!

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

THESE COOKIES HAVE A CALE LIKE TEXTURE. i PREFER A CRISO SUGAR COOKIE. tHE CUTOUTS SPREAD AND ARE LARGER THAN THE COOKIE CUTTER. fOR ME THE FLAVOR WAS RATHER BLAND. WILL NOT MAKE AGAIN. BUT ALL THIS IS A MATTER OF TASTE.

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

The best sugar cookie cutout recipe I've come across!

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