It wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without these wonderful buttery, mouth watering confections. My grandmother made them, my mom made them, and I have made them for years. It’s probably one of the most cherished traditions in the family, decorating Christmas cookies with the kiddos. These frosted treasures are still the most requested treats each year by both adults and children.
My gift to you, our family iced butter cookie recipe. Simple, but truly perfection.
1 cup butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 3 egg yolks, 2 1/2 cups sifted flour, t tsp. of vanilla
Cream butter; gradually beat in sugar. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, to butter mixture along with vanilla, mix well. Chill dough – at least 2 hours. Roll 1/8″ thickness between floured wax paper. Cut into desired shapes. Bake in a 350 degree oven 10-12 minutes. Cool completely. Frost and decorate. Store in air-tight container. (Cut out cookies can be made and frozen to be frosted later also).
2 1/2 cups of confectionary sugar, 2 tablespoons of butter melted, 1 tsp. of vanilla, 2 tablespoons of milk.
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. If mixture becomes too thick, add drops of milk until desired consistency is reached.