First cookies of 2014

IMG_3807Okay so treating the Safe Home Bo’me to cookies on the first day of the new year was not my projet d’enthusiasme, but Jenn graciously allowed me to wield a pastry bag and paint on ALL the icing. The colorful results may not have been up to generally-acceptable artistic standards, but my were they delicious.

The recipe, courtesy of former fellow Julie of JuJuBee’s Bakery:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • powdered sugar (for rolling)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375º
  2. Mix flour and salt in bowl, set aside
  3. In separate large mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar, beat until light in color
  4. Add egg and milk, beat thoroughly until combined
  5. Gradually add flour mixture until dough is sticky
  6. Roll out on powdered sugar dusted surface to 1/4 inches thick
  7. Cut out cookies, place 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheet
  8. Bake about 8.5 minutes until edges begin to brown
  9. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack
  10. Decorate!
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