Amazing Cookie Recipes

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Recipe: Best Ever Butter Cookies

Recipe: Best Ever Butter Cookies


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder

Frosting Ingredients
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3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add flour, orange juice, vanilla and baking powder. Reduce speed to low; beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Divide dough into thirds; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours).

Heat oven to 400°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely. Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Tint frosting with food color, if desired. Frost and decorate cooled cookies as desired.

Yield: 3 dozen.

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Recipe: Amaretto Butter Cookies

Recipe: Amaretto Butter Cookies


About 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter or margarine, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, separated
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons almond-flavor liqueur, such as amaretto, or 1 tablespoon almond extract
About 2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 cups sliced almonds

PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 hour, plus at least 30 minutes to chill
MAKES: About 3 dozen cookies

1. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1 cup butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg yolk, liqueur, and orange peel and beat until well blended.

2. In another bowl, mix 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture; stir to mix, then beat until well blended. Gather dough into a ball, divide in half, and flatten each portion into a disk; wrap each tightly in plastic wrap and freeze until firm enough to roll without sticking, about 30 minutes.

3. Unwrap dough. On a lightly floured surface, with a floured rolling pin, roll one disk at a time to about 1/4 inch thick. With a floured, 2-inch round cutter, cut out cookies. Place about 2 inches apart on buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets. Gather excess dough into a ball, re-roll, and cut out remaining cookies.

4. In a small bowl, beat egg white with 1 teaspoon water to blend. Brush cookies with mixture and sprinkle or arrange about 1/2 teaspoon sliced almonds on each.

5. Bake cookies in a 325° regular or convection oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes; if baking two sheets at once in one oven, switch their positions halfway through cooking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.

About the Author – Gary Connor, Spokane, WashingtonBy: Gary Connor
Published: December, 2001

Recipe: Crispy Butter Cookies

Recipe: Crispy Butter Cookies


1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 egg whites
1 tsp. Vanilla
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners sugar. Beat in egg whites and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Roll into 1-1/2″ balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheet. Flatten with a fork.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12/14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Remove to wire racks and cool.

About 4 dozen.

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Recipe: Butter Pecan Cookies

Recipe: Butter Pecan Cookies


2 cups butter (no substitutes), softened
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
3 eggs
1 T. vanilla extract
6 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat your oven to 350.

Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Then pecans and mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla, mixing well. Combine the flour and baking powder and gradually add this to the egg mixture; mix well.

Put in refrigerator for 2 hours until firm. You can either slice these or roll to 1/2 inch thickness and cut out with cutters of choice. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are light brown.

This recipes yields about 18-19 dozen 1-inch cookies.

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Recipe: Buttery Yeast Spritz Cookies

Recipe: Buttery Yeast Spritz Cookies


1 package active dry yeast (1/4-ounce)
2 tablespoons warm water (110-115-degrees)
1 cup sugar
2 cups butter (no substitutes) — softened
2 egg yolks
4 cups all-purpose flour

In a bowl, dissolve yeast in water; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Beat in egg yolks and yeast mixture. Gradually add flour. Using a cookie press fitted with disk of your choice, press dough into desired shapes 1-inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400 F. for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yields: 13 dozen.

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Recipe: Chai Butter Cookies

Recipe: Chai Butter Cookies


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 of a large egg, slightly beaten 1 1/2 tbsp cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp clove

Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 cup sugar. Cut butter into flour mixture. Add egg, cream and vanilla. Blend thoroughly. Dough may be chilled.

Preheat oven to 400º. Roll dough out on a flour surface to 1/2 thickness.

Cut into 1 inch round cookies. Mix 1 tbsp sugar with cardamom, cinnamon and ground clove. Sprinkle over the top.

Bake for 5 to 8 minutes.

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Recipe: Apple Butter Refrigerator Cookies

Recipe: Apple Butter Refrigerator Cookies


1 cup sugar
1 cup butter/margarine, softened
1/4 cup apple butter
1 egg
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t apple pie spice

Mix sugar, butter, apple butter and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into roll, about 1 1/2
inches in diameter and out 8 inches long.

Wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut rolls into 1/8-inch slices. place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are light brown; cool.

Makes about 6 dozen cookies; 55 calories per cookie.

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Recipe: Cinnamon Butter Cookies

Recipe: Cinnamon Butter Cookies


2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

TOPPING:
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon

Combine flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. Cream butter; add brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Blend well. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix on low speed just until combined. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Combine 3 tbsp granulated sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Roll balls of dough in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

Bake 18 – 20 minutes at 300 F.

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Recipe: Walnut Butter Cookies

Recipe: Walnut Butter Cookies


1/2 pound butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar

Melt butter and place in a large bowl to cool. Add sugar and baking powder and mix well. Add flour one-half cup at a time and beat with a hand mixer in between additions.

The dough will start to get thick. Stir in walnuts and mix. Take about 1 – 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into 2-inch logs and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 350 for 15 – 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.

Make about 2 dozen cookies.

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