Chocolate drizzled and star-studded Christmas cookies
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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
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Chocolate drizzled and star-studded Christmas cookies
  • 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.