Butter Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by SilentCricket

These cookies are a Christmas tradition in our home...A very delicious tradition, I might add! Try them in your holiday baking and see what you think! (Prep time includes rolling cookie dough into balls)

Top Review by Cindy Lynn

I made these for the Cookiethon, then had technical difficulties so didn't get my review posted in a timely manner...sorry, Martha. These were very easy to make. I colored some white sugar with red food coloring and some with green food coloring. The first two pans I sprinkled the sugar on after baking. I wasn't satisfied with this, so for the next two pans, I used a glass dipped in the colored sugar and slightly flattened the cookie balls. This worked beautifully and is definitely the way I'll do it next time. I didn't try the second method initially because I was afraid the sugar on top would make the tops burn, but it didn't at all. Thanks for sharing this recipe Martha!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar and butter.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts.
  4. Place on ungreased baking sheet (s).
  5. Flatten balls slightly with your hand, then with a fork.
  6. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until slightly browned.
  7. Remove from baking sheets and place on rack to cool.
  8. ***Sprinklewith colored sugar at Christmas time for that festive touch!

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