|¾ cup||Butter; softened|
|¼ cup||Granulated sugar|
|2 teaspoons||Vanilla extract or almond extract|
|2 cups||All purpose flour|
|1 tablespoon||Confectioners sugar or vanilla sugar|
makes 2 dozen, but its simple to double or even triple your batches. Try it the first time as a single batch though.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Beat together butter and sugar at medium speed unti light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and water. Beat in flour until smooth.
On a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll dough to a ½ inch thickness. Using a 1 inch round cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Gather trimmings, re- roll, and cut out more cookies.
Place cookies, 1 inch apart, on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until set and golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
If using almond extract, sprinkle cookies with finely ground almonds before baking.
If you don't have a 1 inch cookie cutter, you can use a napkin ring instead.
Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 389 by Giz2day <Giz2day@...> on Dec 20, 1997
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