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Butter Cookie Recipes

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Delicious butter cookies are an everyday treat as well as a holiday favorite. This page contains butter cookie recipes.


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By 5 found this helpful
June 2, 2011
I've been making these cookies for over thirty years, and they always end up being a favorite.


  • Two sticks of butter (1/2 lb)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


Place butter in mixing bowl, and with electric mixer, beat until smooth. Add the sugar, beat on medium speed about three minutes, until fluffy. Add the egg, mix well. Add vanilla and salt, mix well.

Stir in the flour a little at a time, using low speed. Mix just enough to incorporate the flour.

Using a cookie press, press into desired shapes onto ungreased cookie sheets, an inch apart. Sprinkle colored sugar on them if desired, bake in a 350 degree F oven, for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned on the bottom and at the edges.

These cookies hold their shape and don't spread. If you don't have a press, you can take 1 tsp. of dough, roll into a ball, and press flat with a fork. Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies, depending on size.


By Terri from PA

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April 10, 20060 found this helpful


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk (retain egg white)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. almond flavoring
  • 2 cups flour
  • nuts
  • sugar
  • maraschino cherries


Cream butter and sugars. Add egg yolk, salt and flavoring. Mix well. Sift in flour. Mix well again. Roll into balls the size of a walnut. Dip in slightly beaten egg white. Roll in white sugar or nuts. Press flat with a fork and decorate with half a cherry. Bake 8-12 minutes at 350 degrees F until edges are slightly brown.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
January 29, 2010


  • 1 yellow butter cake mix
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 1 stick margarine or butter
  • 1 egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat ingredients well, then chill. Roll in balls (ping pong ball size), then roll in powdered sugar.

Place well spaced on ungreased cookie sheet (they will spread). Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cookies will be soft. Store in a flat 9x13 inch cake pan with thick paper towels between layers. These will keep 2 weeks.
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By 0 found this helpful
September 22, 2008


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup regular flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla or 1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix sugar, butter and egg. Add vanilla or lemon rind and sift self-rising flour into the batter. Mix well and chill dough for at least one hour in the refrigerator. Roll out on a well-floured board and cut with various cookie cutter, about 1/4 inch thick.

Place about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. They spread some as they bake. Bake 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Take off the sheets at once with a spatula as they stick when they are cool. Put them on foil or waxed paper to cool. When completely cooled, store in air-tight container.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
October 31, 2007

Cream butter, add sugar gradually. Add egg and almond extract; mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add to first mixture. Add oatmeal and Grape Nuts.

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November 17, 20040 found this helpful

Easy butter cookies. Great for the holidays.

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