Monday, December 8, 2008

Vanilla Butter Rollouts

Vanilla Butter Rollouts
by: Taste of Home

Even cooks who normally shy away from rolled cookies can make these with confidence. The dough is so easy to work with after a mere 30 minutes of chilling.

SERVINGS: 42 (Yields about 7 dozen)
TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

1-1/2 cups butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
Colored frosting and sugar, optional

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
For frosting, in a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread or drizzle over cookies. Decorate with colored frosting and sugar if desired.

Nutrition Facts
One serving:(2 each)
Calories: 182
Fat:9 g
Saturated Fat:5 g
Cholesterol:32 mg
Sodium:173 mg
Carbohydrate:25 g
Fiber:0 g
Protein:2 g

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