Italian Butter Cookies

Angela Pietrantonio


My daughter loves to make different shapes with these and sprinkle with powdered sugar! They have a great butter flavor and you can mix and match what you would like to top them with!
From my own personal family recipie

★★★★★ 2 votes
3 dozen
2 Hr
10 Min


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1/2 c
crisco shortening
1/2 c
butter (1 stick), softened
2 c
eggs, beaten
3 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3 c
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp

How to Make Italian Butter Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350*.
    In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, butter & and sugar. Add the eggs & vanilla then blend in the flour, baking powder & salt. Chill dough 2 hours.
  • 2Roll dough out on a floured surface, cut out shapes using cookie cutters and place onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until they are a light golden brown. Transfer to cooling racks.
  • 3Optional Decorating:
    Before baking sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles. Garnish centers with maraschino cherry halves or plain M & M's, pipe icing designs or sprinkle with powdered sugar after cooled.

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About Italian Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Regional Style: Italian

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