Butter Cookies- Mentor Kids Camp

Classic Butter Cookies

Classic Butter Cookies

We made these classic butter cookies in camp. I had an assortment of colored sugars for the kids to dip their cookies in before baking. They were very creative and the cookies looked great. Here is the recipe and some pics. You can make your own tinted sugars by placing sugar in a bag or in a container with a tight-fitting lid and adding a few drops of food coloring and shaking really hard. But be careful to have a sturdy bag or container and that it is closed securely. Paste-type food colors will give you more intense colors but require a little more effort to mix.

Classic Butter Cookies

1 c. butter

1 c. sugar

1 egg

1 t. vanilla

2 ¼ c. flour

1 t. baking powder

¼ t. salt

Beat sugar and butter together until fluffy and then beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and stir into butter mixture. Chill dough at least a couple of hours. Roll dough into ¾-1 inch balls and roll in sugar, sprinkles or nuts. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375 –degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will flatten somewhat. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

Variations: You can bake plain cookies and then dip cooled cookies in melted chocolate and then in chopped nuts or sprinkles.

Form into balls and place on baking sheet then press a nutmeat into the center of each. When cool you can drizzle with a small amount of melted chocolate or glaze.



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