Best Butter Cookies Ever

Pat Duran

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@kitchenChatter

Aunt Martha's best cookie! This makes a perfect butter cookie. It doesn't need frosting ,just sprinkle on a little crystal sugar,if desired.
But I still like to frost with powdered sugar frosting.LOL


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Serves:

makes 48 cookies

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
unsalted butter
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 large
egg yolk
2 c
all purpose flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Beat the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla together until smooth and creamy. Mix in the egg yolk, until well incorporated.
Add flour and mix just until mixed in.
2
Place mixture on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log, wrap up and refrigerate for 2 hours or freeze.
Before baking, preheat oven to 325^. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
3
Slice the dough into slices about 1/8 inch thick and place them on the sheets about 1 inch apart- they do not spread much, but they need room to breathe.
4
Bake about 12-15 minutes -just until they begin to turn golden around the edges.
5
NOTE:
-Cookies can be rolled out and cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
-Or slice thiner and use as sandwich cookies-put together with frosting.
-or make and dip in chocolate of many colors

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: German