Deer Cookies
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Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 40
  • 1½ sticks unsalted butter (or ¾ cups butter) - softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  1. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy
  2. Add in eggs and vanilla and blend well
  3. In a separate bowl. combine flour, salt and baking powder
  4. Blend flour into sugar and butter mixture and beat with mixer until thick dough forms
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  6. Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350F
  7. Clean off counter space or use a large cutting board and dust a little flour over surface
  8. Using a rolling pin, smooth out dough into a thin layer and press the cookie cutter to form shapes
  9. On a greased baking pan, cook cookies for exactly 8 minutes
  10. Remove from oven and transfer to plate to finish cooling
  11. Frost as desired
  12. Yields roughly 40-45 cookies
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