Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies Recipe

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Natalie Horschel


I make butter cookies every Christmas with my kids and my niece and nephew. They love to help roll out the dough cut them out and decorate them. They melt in your mouth. They are so addicting you just can't eat just one!


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48 cookies
5 Hr 30 Min
15 Min


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

How to Make Butter Cookies


  1. Beat the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Mix in the egg yolk until well incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl at least once.
  3. Add the flour and mix just until incorporated
  4. Scrape onto a lightly floured board and knead a few times, just until the dough smooths out.
  5. Turn onto a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log, wrap up and refrigerate for several hours or freeze.
  6. Before baking, preheat the oven to 325°F.
  7. Line your baking sheets with parchment.
  8. Flour surface and roll dough out and cut with cookie cutters. Sprinkle with colored sugar sprinkles
  9. Bake until JUST beginning to turn golden around the edges, about 16-18 minutes.

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About Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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