Butter Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by marisk

This is from the Great American Recipe collection.

Top Review by Callu

I was looking for a light crisp butter cookie and these did the job. I actually rolled the dough into a log, chilled and sliced it thin. It was a lazy way to get excellent cookies. My old recipe used granulated rather than powdered sugar but I really liked the powdered sugar version.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until very light and fluffy. Add the flour gradually, mixing until well blended (do not over mix).
  2. Chill dough in freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out a third of dough at a time, keeping remaining dough chilled.
  4. Onto a lightly floured board, gently roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-inch round cookie cutter.
  5. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Prick tops with a fork, making a pattern of 3 rows of 4 dots.
  6. Continue rolling out dough using scraps, mixing the warm scraps with the chilled dough.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until just barely browned. Cool a few minutes.
  8. Remove to rack to cool completely.

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