December 6, 2007

Christmas Cookies!

These cookies look so fancy but they are some of the most inexpensive yummy cookies ever! They are a shortbread type cookie and are very fast and easy to make. A wonderful gift idea!

Chocolate Tipped Butter Cookies
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
Wilton's Chocolate Candy Wafers (like you use for melting)
Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour; mix well.

Shape dough into 2 1/2" x 1/2" sticks. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten three-quarters of each cookie lengthwise with tines of a fork to 1/4" thickness. Bake at 350 degrees for 12- 14 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Melt chocolate wafers in microwave. Dip unflattened tips of cookies in warm chocolate to coat both sides. Place on waxed paper until chocolate is firm. Yield: 4 dozen I I have been making these cookies since I first spotted them in the December 1990 issue of Southern Living magazine - my very first Christmas as Mrs. Dan Truesdale! They've been a Truesdale Christmas Tradition ever since! Today I made two batches!


~Heather~ said...

Looks yummy! We'll have to try them!

Love, Heather and baby! =)

Eileen said...

We are going to have to try those cookies. Ruth has to have 9 dozen cookies for an exchange. So I have copied and printed out your recipe for her. They really look good, though I won't be able to have very many. Thanks for sharing.