Rich Butter Cookies

Rich Butter Cookies

Rich Butter Cookies

Some cookies are just classic. These butter cookies are a family favorite. Simple, rich and delicate. I had a cookie baking class with some kids a couple of weeks ago. We made these cookies in class, and the kids loved making them. The kids rolled the dough into balls, and then pressed the tops in nonpareils, before baking. Others, they left plain, then baked them. Once baked and cooled, they dipped the cookies in melted chocolate, and topped with sprinkles. Simple and very good. Topped with pastel-colored sprinkles, these would be a nice cookie for Easter, too.

 

 

 

Rich 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.