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St Patty’s Frosted Butter Cookies

A close St Patrick's day frosted butter cookies

A delicious light cookie with a complementing buttercream makes a festive St Patty’s Day treat.

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 34 TB milk
  • green food coloring (optional)
  • sprinkles or sugar crystals

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the softened butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Form dough into 1/2-1″ balls and placed on cookie sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool on wire racks.
  3. For frosting, cream butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; it will be very stiff. Add 3-4 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until spreading consistency is reached. Add food coloring to a portion or all of frosting if desired. Frost cookies.

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