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What is a Butter Cookie and Where Did They Come From?

Butter CookieA holiday tradition in many homes is making certain kinds of Christmas cookies every year, or perhaps sending the same kinds of cookies annually to relatives and friends. One of the cookies topping Christmas charts is the butter cookie.

A butter cookie is a delectable, smooth cookie that packs a crisp melt-in-your-mouth flavor. As the name implies butter is a chief ingredient, and staple ingredients include flour, sugar, and vanilla extract. Given that butter is so vital to this cookie you will want to be mindful of it when making these from scratch. That means watching that the butter does not get too warm before it goes into the oven – so cream your butter, do not melt it, and feel free to refrigerate your dough (many recipes require this) before you create the cookie.
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