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Recipe featured on The Daily Meal -- All Things Food and Drink ---------- In 1820, Missouri enacted legislation to tax bachelors between 21 and 50 years of age $1 per year for being unmarried. Bake these cookies that look like buttons -- or are they flowers? Either way, they’re easy, and cute enough to serve at a party.
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- 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place a rack in the center.
- 2Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- 3In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter, salt, and powdered’ sugar on medium speed until creamy.
- 4Reduce the mixer speed slightly and beat in the egg and vanilla.
- 5By hand or using the lowest speed of the mixer, stir in the flour.
- 6Shape the dough into ¾-inch balls and arrange 2 ½ inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Use your finger to make an indentation in the center of each dough ball, then fill with preserves.
- 7Bake 1 sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges. Let cool on the baking sheets for about 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Nutritional Facts for Bachelor Buttons (Cookies)
Serving Size: 1 (45 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 206.9
- Calories from Fat 107
- Total Fat 11.9 g
- Saturated Fat 7.4 g
- Cholesterol 42.1 mg
- Sodium 216.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 22.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
- Sugars 9.8 g
- Protein 2.1 g