These cookies are the easiest butter cookies to make, perfect to bake along with your kids. They smell and taste like Christmas so in our little home, we call them Santa`s cookies. You can frost them with powedered sugar, icing or enjoy them plain as baked.
Easy Butter Cookies
450 gr. hard flour
200 gr. butter (room temperature)
150 gr. sugar
1 ts vanilla extract
zest from one large orange
Beat in the mixer the butter with the sugar until white. Add the egg. Add slowly the flour, the vanilla extract and the orange zest. Beat in high speed. Work the mixture with your hands, cover it with a plastic membrane and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180C fan and cover a pan with baking paper sheet.
Work with your hands the dough and shape into a ball. Spread a baking sheet at the bottom and another one at the top of the dough. Use a rolling pin and roll out the dough.
Create desired shapes and bake for 20 minutes.
Let them cool for a minutes and enjoy.