Thursday, December 3, 2009

How Sweet It Is!

Don’t forget to Button Up when you bake!  This came to me via a quilting friend.  When others know you like buttons, you’ll be amazed at the things you’ll see and receive!  Sweet Dreams!

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Button Sugar Cookies

button sugar cookies


2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. cream or milk


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Cream butter until soft. Beat in sugar, egg, vanilla and cream. In a separate bowl, sift 1+ 1/2 c. flour with baking powder and salt. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.  Add enough remaining flour to make dough stiff enough to roll out. Refrigerate until well chilled (at least 2 hours). Place on lightly floured board; roll about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with floured cutters. You can use almost any shape for buttons. I used circles of various sizes and flowers. Poke 2 or 4 holes in the center of each cookie with the end of a straw (for the button holes). Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to cooling racks.

Decorate with various colors of butter icing. Add details and the "thread" using an icing bag and a small circle tip.

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