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Butter Cookies

Servings: Makes 2 dozen cookies
This is a very basic butter cookie recipe that you can use to make and decorate cookies for almost any holiday. Be creative and use a variety of cookie cutters to make different shapes and sizes................Diana

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks/6 oz./170g) butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg yolk in medium bowl. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Cover; refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.

Roll dough on floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: September 30, 2002