These cookies are so ridiculously simple and good … an all-time classic favorite! Whether you’re attending a cookie exchange, or just need a little something to leave out for Santa, made-from-scratch doesn’t get much easier than this. You can either keep the 2-ingredient icing all white or mix in some colors that don’t contain artificial dyes for a little variety (we like this all-natural powder coloring). We sometimes mix in pomegranate or beet juice to add a little color, too. We also like to go dye-free when it comes to our sprinkles, and, since artificial dyes add no flavor at all, it will all still taste exactly how you’re expecting!
Speaking of all-natural ingredients, what makes this recipe work is all that yummy butter! Butter is most definitely a REAL FOOD over any fake stuff such as margarine (sometimes called “plant butter”), which is manufactured from refined vegetable oils and artificial flavors. And we love how our partners at Grassland now offer a Non-GMO butter option … definitely a better choice for butter! When a product is Non-GMO Project Verified that means they are able to trace the absence of GMOs from seed to feed to table. Grassland is also made from milk from cows not treated with rBST hormones.
Grassland Butter has been a family-owned company for 115 years and is currently available in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Greater New York City and Maryland. See where you can find Grassland Butter at a store near you through this link!
Now, even with all that natural butter, dye-free decorations, and whole-wheat flour, these cookies are still a special treat in our book because of the refined sugar! BUT, when you want to indulge in something sweet, we feel “made-from-scratch” is the best way to go! So indulge and enjoy…
You can make this dough days or even weeks in advance and store it in the freezer (as pictured) until you are ready to bake. One of the super easy things about this recipe. We’ll definitely be making this one time and time again.
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Lisa is a wife, mother, foodie, blogger, and New York Times Best-selling author who is on a mission to cut out processed food.
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