Trim the Tree Butter Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- COOKIE
<br>- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
<br>- 1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened*
<br>- 1 egg
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking soda
<br>- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
<br>- 1 teaspoon almond extract
<br>- FROSTING
<br>- 4 cups powdered sugar
<br>- 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened*
<br>- 2 teaspoons vanilla
<br>- 3 tablespoons milk
<br>- Food color, if desired
<br>- Decorator sprinkles or candies, if desired
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Combine all cookie ingredients in large bowl.  Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (3 to 4 minutes).  Divide dough in half.  Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (1to 2 hours).
<br>step 2: Heat oven to 375 degrees F.  Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness.  Cut with 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters.  Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
<br>step 3: Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.  Cool completely.
<br>step 4: Combine 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and vanilla in small bowl.  Beat at low speed, adding enough milk and scraping bowl often, for desired spreading consistency (1 to 2 minutes).  Tint frosting with food color, if desired.  Decorate cookies with frosting, sprinkles or candies, if desired.
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Ingredients
- COOKIE
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened*
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- FROSTING
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened*
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Food color, if desired
- Decorator sprinkles or candies, if desired

Directions
step 1: Combine all cookie ingredients in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (3 to 4 minutes). Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (1to 2 hours).
step 2: Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
step 3: Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.
step 4: Combine 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and vanilla in small bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk and scraping bowl often, for desired spreading consistency (1 to 2 minutes). Tint frosting with food color, if desired. Decorate cookies with frosting, sprinkles or candies, if desired.

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