Butter cookies make life better

Butter cookies

Butter cookies make life better because it sweet treat with some honest goodness buttery fat that goes great with milk or hot tea. During a time of political fights and disagreements  we could use a bit of a pick me up treat. The famous CPS butter cookies is a short bread that I have tweaked here and there to make a creation of my own. I hope you enjoy it and share the recipes with your friends.

Ingredients

2 cups of all purpose flour

1 1/4 cups of sugar

1 egg – room temperature

2 sticks of room temperature butter

2 TBSP Vanilla Extract

Optional things

1/2 cup of Chocolate chips melted over a double boiler –  After cookies are out of the oven and cooled down, spread on the bottom of the cookie

1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon and mix together  — sprinkle the sugar cinnamon top of the cookie  before baking them in the oven.

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Alight cookie sheets with parchment or silpats.

Next using a hand mixer or stand mixer attach beaters or flat paddle and beat the soften butter on medium speed. You want a past like appearance.

Then add the sugar and mix on same speed for a sandy appearance. Add the vanilla extracts and 1 egg. Let the dough come together and it will clean the bowl. The dough will actually come together so well it looks like the it’s cleaning the bowl.

Using your hands roll 1 inch ball and flatten them out with two fingers leaving a print. You should be able to make about 24 cookies with this size.  You can more or less depending the size of your cookies.

Place them in a 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. I like my cookies with a golden brown edge and bottoms so I may leave them in there for additional 3 minutes if I don’t see a golden brown appearance.

You can serve these cookies as is or add some fun flavor or spread some melted chocolate on the back of the cookies they are great for parties and gifts!

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