Glazed Butter Cookies Recipe

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Glazed Butter Cookies Recipe
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Glazed Butter Cookies Recipe

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These rich buttery cutout cookies are pretty enough to star on any holiday buffet. They taste as good as they look, too!
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • Red, green and yellow liquid or paste food coloring

Directions

In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Stir in food coloring. Lightly spread over cooled cookies. Let stand until set. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Glazed Butter Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p13

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 152 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • Red, green and yellow liquid or paste food coloring
  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  3. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Stir in food coloring. Lightly spread over cooled cookies. Let stand until set. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Glazed Butter Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p13

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slmacbeth User ID: 596276 282526
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2018

"This recipe did not work for me at all. I followed all the directions, but they turned out as hard as rocks. I had to throw them away."

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cheezhed68 User ID: 1083106 89325
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"We make these at Christmas, Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day. They are fabulous!"

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haylady User ID: 3629976 71531
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2010

"This makes "THE BEST" cookies!!! I make it for all the holidays, and even birthdays. My children's teacher also loves them. She would ask me to make her miniture ones for Easter. This recipe is loved by everyone that gets a taste. It's a tradition in our family. P. W. Magnolia, KY"

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