Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Fantastic make ahead cookies. Let sit a couple days and they just get richer! Family favorite. We use tiny cutters for fancy cookies.


  1. Cut butter into flour until it is as coarse sand.
  2. Mix everything together by hand, using your fingers til it is soft and nice.
  3. Roll or pat to 1/2" thick, and cut with cutter.
  4. Prick several times with fork tines.
  5. Bake 300° for 20-30 minutes, until just about browning.
Most Helpful

These were beautiful. Mine were very dry tho, maybe something about the dry Alberta air, so I added an extra egg and they came together well. Got about 6 dozen medium cookies.

Ladymedic December 06, 2008

Absolutely SUPER! I used some of my smaller cutters, approx. 1" -- the end result was over 8 doz. I have NO idea how many became MIA as I was working in the kitchen and family members came through. I know they never hesitate to take at least 6 per snatch! Recipe is now laminated and pinned to my recipe cabinet. (Hubby took the 2 cabinet doors down from above my work area, where all my flours and baked goods are kept, and covered the middle of the door in corkboard, leaving only the frame showing, so my favorites are always there and I no longer spill things on them. He is a REAL sweetie!) I would recommend this recipe to ANY level of cook/chef - the results are unforgettable!) ~Lady~

GypsyWinds March 16, 2006

I have to give this 5 stars. Unfortunately I overbaked them so I only get 3 1/2 stars!! 25 minutes maximum would be the baking time and I'm sure they would be perfect.

Darlene10 November 18, 2002