French Butter Cream Cookies
"A very good shortbread cookie. My friends and family love them." Recipe submitted by CissyKat.
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Combine sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Beat until light and creamy. Add flour gradually until well blended. Wrap dough in plastic and chill for an hour.
- Shape dough into ¾-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Flatten with a fork. If desired, sprinkle with colored sugar.
- Bake for 5 to 8 minutes until set, but not browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.