Servings: about 2 dozenPrep Time: 1 hour (for butter to soften) Cook Time: 7-10 minutes
1 cup un-salted butter, softened (salted butter is okay – but NO margarine)
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg white
1/2 tsp water
Candy decorations (nonpareils)
Preheat oven to 375º
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat till smooth. Gradually add flour and stir until mixed.
Beat egg white with water until foamy.
Roll dough into small balls and place onto cooking sheets lined with parchment paper. Flatten. (I use a #100 cookie scoop and flatten with a small glass.)
Lightly brush tops of cookies with egg white. Decorate. (I use nonpareils.)
Bake for 7-10 minutes, on parchment paper lined cookie sheet (or ungreased cookie sheet) until dough is set and cookies are starting to brown along edges.
Remove to a rack to cool.
Categories: Cookies & Bars
Submitted by: ajbolin on May 25, 2011