These are excellent butter cookies that will hold your holiday stamp well and not change size when baking. Its our family secret to you!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
2 -3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream the butter until light. Gradually add in the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and almond extract.

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  • Gradually stir in the flour. Cover and chill dough until firm.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).

  • Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 or 1/8 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters or stamps.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 9.4g; fat 5.3g; cholesterol 18.7mg; sodium 38.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are really good butter cookies and the icing really compliments them. But I think there is a typo in the description. These make really good cookies cut-outs. The shapes stay the same and the cookies do not change size when baking so you can cram a whole bunch on the cookie sheet. But it does not hold a STAMP well. I will make these every Christmas! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2009
Okay we just finished making these and my husband said I owe him two sticks of butter. These were very bland. Not enough sugar or extract. I know you can add to this looks like most people added sugar or something. But at least these should TASTE good all by themselves and sadly....they don't. They don't cut out well and we ended up using a press to shape and cut with a knife. Very disappointing. Read More
(14)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are really good butter cookies and the icing really compliments them. But I think there is a typo in the description. These make really good cookies cut-outs. The shapes stay the same and the cookies do not change size when baking so you can cram a whole bunch on the cookie sheet. But it does not hold a STAMP well. I will make these every Christmas! Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2003
This the 2nd year that I have made these cookies. They are just great. I double the recipe and roll them into balls flatten them and sprinkle them with colored sugar. They are the best tea/christmas cookies. We love them!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
Great cookies! Perfect butter cookies with just the right mild buttery flavor especially if using frosting. But they're good alone as well and not bland at all! This recipe is a keeper. I also switched vanilla for the almond (nut allergies in the family). Doubled the recipe and made cut out hearts for Valentine's Day. They held their shape beautifully. I did have to bake them quite a bit longer though almost 20 min in order to get them lightly golden around the bottom edge. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2009
Okay we just finished making these and my husband said I owe him two sticks of butter. These were very bland. Not enough sugar or extract. I know you can add to this looks like most people added sugar or something. But at least these should TASTE good all by themselves and sadly....they don't. They don't cut out well and we ended up using a press to shape and cut with a knife. Very disappointing. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
This was my first time making butter cookies and wanted a fun Christmas Day activity to do with my boys. I doubled the recipe but followed the recipe exactly as is. To my dismay I didn't have access to a mixer so I attempted to make them entirely by hand. From creaming the butter to mixing in the flour it was definitely work. Following the baking time as listed yielded cookies slightly too doughy for my taste so I up-ed the baking time to get the crunch/softness that I preferred. The flavor was tasty and subtle - perfect for icing. I will make again & again in the future... but definitely with a mixer. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2005
I added some flaked coconut and vanilla essence and a teeny bit more flour. The cookies came out excellent and I ate 3 straight away. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2007
Delicious! Great cut-out cookies that are fun for the kids to help make! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
did not hold my stamp shape. followed exactly no luck Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2008
This was the first time I made butter cookies with my kids. They were Great! Not to sweet and just the right amount of butter flavor. I let my kids cut out stars for the holidays and decorate them. Easy! I will make them again and again and again. Read More
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