Christmas Baking!

Anyone doing Christmas baking today?? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿช Tons of it happening at our house! We love getting in the kitchen and baking up a storm. Boxes filled with homemade goodies is my favorite gift to give! ๐Ÿ’ One of our favorite Christmas cookie is a simple Greek Butter recipe we’ve been making for years. I will top mine with a thin layer of white icing and festive sprinkles to give it a colorful touch. Absolutely delightful! I’ll share the recipe below! โœจโ„๏ธ

Yields approximately 2 dozen cookies

Traditional Greek Butter Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Buttercream Icing:

  • 1 stick butter (softened!)
  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond
  • 4-5 cups powder sugar

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Blend in the flour to form a dough.
  2. Place on parchment form into long thin tube(about 2 inches in diameter). Refrigerate for 3 hours!
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line cookie sheet with parchment!
  4. Remove dough from freezer and slice into 1/2 inch disks. Place on cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden! Allow to cool completely!
  5. Meanwhile prepare the frosting! Beat butter and cream cheese in electric mixer until blended. Add almond, vanilla, and powder sugar and beat on medium speed until fluffy(about 3 minutes!)
  6. Ice cookies and donโ€™t forget to add the sprinkles! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  7. Box up to gift + Enjoy a few of your own!

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.”
Isaiah 53:5