Matt, Ellie and I made Christmas cookies last night.
With Char's permission, I am sharing. I'm no food blogger, but I wanted to save the recipe and I thought you might enjoy a holiday treat.
3/4 pound butter (Yep, that's 3 sticks.)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
1 cup finely ground nuts (Pecans or walnuts, but last night I used almonds. Just throw 'em in the food processor.)
Your favorite buttercream colored white, red, and green.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar.
Slowly add the other ingredients.
The dough may seem a little dry. That's okay. Ball the dough into 1 inch balls and push them down with your thumb if you're an adult, or your entire hand if you are a toddler with a small thumb.
Bake for 10 minutes. (I use parchment paper. I don't think you grease the pan, but I have no idea.)
Allow the cookies to cool completely and then frost with red, green, and white buttercream.
Hide from Matt if you want to eat any yourself.
EDITED DECEMBER 2014: You can make these gluten free, according to my friend Kelly. She replaced the flour with Silvana's GF flour mix and it worked out great!
P.S. We got a little snow today.