Butter Cookies

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Author : Miami Herald

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Date : 23/08/2002


1/2 lb Unsalted butter or margarine softened (2 sticks)
3/4 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tbsp Brandy
ds Vanilla
3 1/2 cup Flour
1 Egg yolk
Chopped nuts and raisins or 1 egg white
Coarse sugar coloured with blue food colouring


In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Then mix in the eggs, brandy, salt, vanilla, and flour. Let rest for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thick.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. You can either use cookie cutters or use a toothpick or knife to cut cookies out in any shapes you want. Place gently on baking sheet. Then either brush with egg yolk or spinkle with nuts and raisins or brush with egg white and sprinkle with blue sugar.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Use a metal spatula to gently remove each cookie from the baking sheet to a cooling rack or flat plate.

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