Chocolate drizzled and star-studded Christmas cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 18 pieces of 2-1/2 inch cookies
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large large egg
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Beat the butter and sugar until light in texture. Add the egg (and vanilla extract, if using), beat until incorporated.
Stir together the salt and flour. Add to the egg-butter mixture and mix just until blended.
Using a teaspoon, drop a heaping mound of cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheets (I used two), at least two inches apart as the cookies will spread tremendously during baking.
Bake the cookies at 350F for fifteen 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
Cool the cookies for a minute or two on the sheets to firm them up. Using a spatula, scoop and lift each cookie and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will turn crisp after they cool.
The plain butter cookies are delicious by themselves but if you want to decorate them like Sam did, just melt some chocolate, cool the chocolate and, using a spoon, drizzle over the cooled cookies. You can get the multicolored stars in baking supply stores. We bought ours at Living Well.