1/2 pound butter, softened
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon Vera Cruz Vanilla extract or flavoring
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Mix butter in a mixer until well blended, add remaining ingredients.
Knead until velvety. Roll one-half of the dough at a time to about 1/4 inch thickness using a small amount of flour.
Cut out and bake on a lightly greased pan for 12 minutes.
Vanilla Bean butter cream frosting Ingredients:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
2-3 teaspoons Vera Cruz Vanilla flavoring
1 Vera Cruz Vanilla Mexican Vanilla Bean
1 1/2 teaspoons milk (any type)
Food coloring if desired
Cream together softened butter and sugar, add Vera Cruz Vanilla flavoring and milk. Slice the Vera Cruz vanilla bean lengthwise exposing the seeds. Using the back side of a a small knife scrape the seeds from the bean and add to the creamed mixture. Mix at high speed for 3-4 minutes until creamy.