Dec 15, 2008

Butter Cookies

Suddenly the weather has changed and it has been
so cold in the Midwest . Kids preferred to stay inside
and I make them by helping me in making this delicious
butter cookies..They love to add more details to the
cookies..Here is the basic butter cookies which can be
tweaked to any type..orange , lemon , chocolate.....
Ingredients
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Butter - 1 1/2 sticks
Sugar - 1 cup
Egg - 1
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Method
  • Whisk together flour , baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  • Beat butter and sugar for 6 min.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Then add flour mixture and mix until just combned.
  • Form dough into a 6 inch disc and cover it in a plastic wrap.
  • Chill the dough in the refrigerator until 4 hrs or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F .Roil out the disc into 9 inch round with 1/4 " thick.
  • Cut into desired shaped using cookie cutters.
  • Transfer the cookies to the baking sheets and bake for 12- 15 min.
  • Cool down in the wire rack.Frost the cookies once it cooled down completely.

Decorating Icing

Powdered Sugar - 1 lb

water - 1/3 cup

Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

Beat everything together . Add more water or lemon juice if it is hard to decorate the cookies

I am sending this to Happy Cooks Home made Christmas Gifts.

23 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi... How r u? So the climate is turning bad in WI.

Cookies look so cute. Nice recipe. Loved the color combination of those decoration.

Kalai said...

Sweet cookies! They look adorable! :)

Divya Kudua said...

Yummy cookies to have on winter evenings..with a cup of tea..I make in a similar way,but without eggs..lovely decorations too..;-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

scrumptious cookies.....nice colour

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely cookies,Kamala.Love the decoration as well.

Cham said...

The color combo is very pretty neat! The weather is cold, rainy in CA too... Good holiday header and color!

Divya.M said...

wonderful cookies....lovely icing

Priya said...

Delicious cookies..looks simply superb n cute icing...lovely Kamala..

DEESHA said...

lovely icing .. nice cookies

Laavanya said...

Such adorable decorations...

Happy cook said...

They looks so beautiful.
Here to the weather is really cold. I don't even want to go out.
Thankyou fro sending these ddelcioius cookie to my event.

homecooked said...

These cookies look yum!

Andhra Flavors said...

cookies looks wonderful. you choose nice colors for that.

anudivya said...

They look so cute! I bet kids would go gaga over it.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi, first time to your blog, you have a wonderful collection of recipes. The cookies are lovely...

G.Pavani said...

hi,,cookies looking are superab yaar... i loved it yaar...

rekhas kitchen said...

looks so cute and colour full

Madhuram said...

They look so cute Kamala. I've not tried my hands on shaped cookies and icing yet. Have to try during these holidays.

meeso said...

How nice, the kids must have had fun making these!

Uma said...

beautiful cookies Kamala! looks so delicious too.

Roopa said...

Wow I love such cute decorated cookies:) Can never make them right though :(

SriLekha said...

looks yum and delicious!
join in the savory event going in my blog!

spicelover said...

Lovely cookies kamala.very good presentation too!!