Butter cookies make pretty holiday cookies that taste amazing! I use a cookie press to create pretty shapes. Show off and make holiday cookies that are almost too pretty to eat! This recipe makes 5 dozen glorious cookies with only 5 ingredients.
Be sure to use colored sugar sprinkles in red and green, perfect for the holidays!
I used the Wilton Pro Cookie Press and it produced perfectly shaped cookies each time!
If you need more than one type of cookie, consider making pecan cookies along with the butter cookies. Use the egg whites from the butter cookies in the pecan cookie recipe.
- 6 egg yolks beaten
- 1/2 lb butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
Cream butter in a stand mixer
Add sugar to creamed butter
Add egg yolks to butter and sugar
When combined, fill cookie press and press out cookies.
Sprinkle with colored sugar crystals
Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes
Do NOT use Parchment Paper when using a cookie press