A delicious velvety, buttery cookie topped with a simple powder sugar icing and lots of fun festive sprinkles. Handed down from my Grandmother, this Butter Cookie recipe will be a fun new tradition for your family. Be sure to remember to set some out for Santa, he will for sure be thankful for them!
Cover a flat surface with flour and add some to dough before rolling out.
With a rolling pin, roll chilled dough out and add flour as needed so it does not stick to the rolling pin. Roll dough until about 1/2 inch thick. If you want to make the jelly cookies too, set aside half the dough or desired amount. Use all the cookie shapes you want and press them into the dough.
If you need to make your icing thicker add more sugar, for thinner icing add more water. Icing is easier to spread when it is a little thicker. Set iced cookies on a paper plate when adding the sprinkles so it is not a super huge mess to clean up.