Best Glazed Butter Cookies (America's Test Kitchen)


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40 mins (prep 30, cooking 10)
8 ingredients
40 servings
The geniuses at America's Test Kitchen have created tender, crispy cookies that roll out easily. Cream cheese—a surprise ingredient—gives the cookies flavor and richness without altering their texture. For a dough that's incredibly easy to handle, this recipe uses the "reverse" creaming method: incorporate slightly softened—not melted—butter into the flour and sugar (rather than first creaming the butter and sugar). If desired, the cookies can be finished with sprinkles or other decorations immediately after glazing. From Cook's Illustrated Magazine (November, 2003).

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (12 1/2 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, that has been processed in a food processor 20 seconds (5 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into sixteen half-inch pieces, at cool room temperature (about 65 degrees)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar (6 ounces)

Nutrition

Serving Size (12.89 g)
Servings 40
Amount per Serving
Calories 65.65 Calories from Fat 43.83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.87g 299.93%
Saturated Fat 3.09g 617.2%
Trans Fat 0.19g %
Cholesterol 13.62mg 181.57%
Sodium 14.24mg 23.73%
Total Carbohydrate 5.09g 67.92%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 5.06 g %
Protein 0.6g 48.39%
Vitamin A 150.37IU% Vitamin C 0.06mg%
Calcium 18.51mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unbleached all-purpose flour, table salt, confectioners' sugar
 

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