If you're short on time this year but want to make Christmas cookies that everyone will remember, try these Melt-In-Your-Mouth Butter Sugar Cookies.
Keyword: sprinkles, sugar
Skill Level: Basic
1 1/2cupspowdered sugar
1teaspooncream of tartar
Sanding sugarsparkling sugar or sprinkles of your choice
Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375ºF. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
Divide dough in half. Place one half in mixing bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of Red Food Coloring and mix on low speed until incorporated. Remove red dough, clean bowl and beater and repeat using Green Food Coloring to second roll of dough. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Using a small circle cookie cutter (or any size you prefer) Cut out circles. Roll each circle in the palm of your hands until sticky and all flour is removed, then dip in sparkling sugar to coat evenly on all sides.
Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.