Christmas Butter Cookies – A different type of chocolate chip cookie!
1 cups butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon almond extract
¼ teaspoon salt
2 ½ cups sifted cake flour (do not use all-purpose)
1 ¼ cup miniature chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy (about 12-15 minutes)
Add egg yolks and extract. Beat well.
Stir flour and salt together.
Add flour to egg and sugar mixture.
Dough will be soft.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Remove from refrigerator.
Roll dough out to 1/2 inch in height
Cut dough with 3 inch round cookie/biscuit cutters
Place on ungreased cookie sheet
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until delicately browned on edges.
Makes 3 -3½ dozen.
Pairs Well With
This very special Christmas Butter Cookie was my sister favorite cookie in the whole world and for more than fifteen years we never new the recipe since the cookie was made by the Miami Bake Shoppe in Southfield Michigan. The bakery has long since closed and while browsing through a group of cookbooks I would this cookie. I had no idea it was the same cookie but something kept telling me to make the recipe. Once day I gave in to me desire and after looking at the dough through in a few mini chocolate morsels. Well, low and behold it was Stephanie's cookie. We no longer lived in the same state so I shipped her a tin of cookies and well, as they say in the movies, the rest is history!