Iced Butter Cookies
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate Icing
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2½ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Whisk together the dry cookie ingredients.
  2. Cream cookie butter and sugar, then add egg and vanilla.
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Roll into balls and press onto cookie sheet with your palm, until about 1 inch thick.
  5. Bake 11 minutes at 350 degrees, or until lightly browned at edges.
  6. While cookies are baking, cream together icing butter and cocoa.
  7. Add sugar and milk a little at a time, mixing thoroughly every time you add more ingredients to create a light and fluffy buttercream.
  8. Add vanilla and mix for an additional minute to combine. If mixture seems too wet, add more sugar; if too dry, add more milk.
  9. Allow cookies to cool completely before topping with icing.
Recipe by Triple Chocolate Kitchen at