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Buttery Holiday Cookies

Buttery Holiday Cookies

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  • 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium until pale and fluffy, 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl. Beat in the yolks and vanilla until just combined.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour and salt, then combine with the butter mixture on low speed until just incorporated.
  3. Follow instructions on the following pages for the cookie of your choice!
  4. Icing::

  5. In a medium bowl, stir confectioners' sugar with milk and melted butter. Thin with a few drops of water to desired consistency.
Tip The Fun Starts Here:
  • This easy dough can be rolled, cut, flavored and shaped into a season's worth of festive treats!

Recipe by Susan Spungen