Annie Hall's Butter Cookies
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:04:04 AM. Recipe ID 28366. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Annie hall's butter cookies
Categories: Cookies, Cookbook
Yield: 96 Servings
2 c Butter, softened
1 1/2 c Sugar
4 Egg yolks
2 ts Vanilla
4 1/2 c Unbleached flour
1/2 ts Salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer (even the
hand-held kind), cream together butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and
vanilla and mix well. Sift flour and salt together and beat into
butter mixture until well mixed. When ready to bake use an ungreased
cookie sheet and place cookies 1 inch apart. Bake for about 10
minutes, but do not brown them. Remove cookies from cookie sheet
while still warm and cool on sheets of waxed paper. Decorate, if you
like. Makes 6 to 8 dozen. Taste fabulous!
Candy Canes: Divide 3 cups of dough in half. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons red
food coloring to one half. Using about a tablespoon of dough, roll a
4 inch strip of each color (no fatter than a pencil). Place the two
colored rolls side-by-side and press lightly together. Gently twist
like a rope and place on ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Curve
the top like a candy cane and bake about 10 minutes; do not brown.
You can sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy.
Rolled Cookies: Shape dough into rolls with width of a cookie. Wrap in
waxed paper and chill. Before baking, roll in chocolate shots. Slice
1/2 inch thick and bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for
10 minutes; do no brown.
Stars, Hearts, Circles and Jelly-Filled: Fill a pastry bag with
unchilled dough and put through a 'star tip' (sizes 2 and 7 - 9).
Squeeze onto cookie sheet into the shapes you like. For instance,
make star, then fill baked cookie center with red jelly. Decorate
these cookies with cinnamon hearts, mini chocolate morsels, color
sugar, little silver balls, or frosting from a tube. Bake them, same
as others. Do not brown.
Cookie Cutter Cookies: Chill dough. Roll out onto lightly floured
board to thickness of 1/2 inch. Cut with cookie cutters and bake as
mentioned above. Decorate your own way.
Plain Old Drop Cookies: Just drop unchilled dough by teaspoonful onto
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Don't brown.
Remove from pans immediately.
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