Butter Cookies with Colored Sugar

03 Sep

Traditional Christmas butter cookie cutouts covered in colored sugar.  This was Robert Salzer’s favorite cookie when he was a kid.

-By Estella (Kroscher) Salzer


1 lb butter
8 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla


  1. Cream butter. Add sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time. Add vanilla. Cream until fluffy. Mix 2 cups flour with baking powder and cinnamon. Blend on low. Stir rest of flour in with spoon.
  2. Roll dough out to ¼” thickness. Make cutouts with cookie cutter. Use a metal spatula to move the cutout to the cookie sheet. Decorate with colored sugar.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees until cookies start to turn brown along the edge.
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Posted by on September 3, 2011 in Desserts


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