All families have their secrets!
This is a cookie recipe that has been in our family for generations. It has become a family tradition to mix them up, roll them out, cut them into shapes, and then decorate them with frosting, for just about every occasion. My mom’s mom made them. My mom made them with my brother and me, and I make them with my kids.
Over the years, we have collected cookie cutters for all the seasons! My kids love to add sugar, sprinkles or just use colored frosting to decorate these tasty treats.
The rule is that once they are baked, if they break while you are taking them off the cookie tray, then you get to eat them!
Great Grandma Marcott’s Butter Cookie Recipe:
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 Tablespoon of pure Lemon or Almond extract
- 1/2 Cup of organic sugar
- 3 Cups of unbleached organic flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of Aluminum Free Baking Powder
- 1 Egg
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg. Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and then add to the butter, sugar and egg mixture. Add the extract.
Roll the cookie dough thin and cut out shapes with cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10-13 minutes- adjust according to your oven and the thickness of your cookies. Frost with a buttercream icing and decorate!
Baking tip: these cookies are best if you roll them out very thin. They also break more easily, so you get to eat more of them if you follow our family “rule”!