Well, in my case my Great-Grandma's Butter Cookies. These recipe comes from my Mom's grandma, and it is a Christmas staple at my parents' house. I cannot remember a single Christmas growing up where we did not have these cookies.
The cookies are crispy and sweet, and just melt in your mouth when you take a bite. Adorned in red and green sprinkles, they might just be the perfect cookie to leave out for Santa!
If you want to make them though, you will have to plan ahead. The dough needs to chill before you can roll and bake them. I whipped up the dough this morning (after making a quick batch of my favorite scones), and threw it in the fridge. It was perfect when we got home from church!
Once the dough is ready, you roll it into 1-inch balls.
|Please excuse my crazy hair. I may have gone for a run after church, and may have skipped washing it afterward. (Shhh... Don't tell my Business Man.)|
Then, roll the balls in sugar. Any sugar will do, but I like to mix some red and green decorating sugar into my white sugar so the cookies become all Christmasy-like.
Then, bake, and eat! And enjoy!
Now I'm off to not get ready for school tomorrow. Woot woot for Christmas break! Stay tuned for a fruity cookie tomorrow!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt