Italian Butter Cookies Recipe
Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen
A Very yummy recipe for Italian butter cookies, These are a great holiday treat.
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 whole egg
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Marischino cherries (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla and egg.
Slowly mix in flour and salt until the dough is smooth.
Place a star tip fitted on a piping bag.
Fill piping bag about 3/4 full with dough.
Pipe cookies about 1 inch apart on a large cookie sheet.
Press a cherry into the center of each cookie.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden around the edges.
Cool on rack before serving.