Total Time
18mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

For chocolate butter cookies, substitute 1/4 cup cocoa powder for 1/4 cup of the flour.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease two cookie sheets thoroughly.
  2. Put the flour in a food processor.
  3. Cut the butter into small pieces; add it to the food processor and blend together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla extract and blend to a smooth dough.
  5. Wrap and chill for an hour.
  6. Roll out the mixture on a floured surface, cut out rounds or squares, and place on the cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for about 6-10 minutes until the pieces turn golden around the edges.
  8. Transfer the plain or chocolate butter cookie shapes to a wire rack to cool.