28 Reviews

This recipe was pretty close to the cps butter cookies but missing a few important ingredients, 4 cups all purpose flour sifted, 1 3/4 cups powered sugar, 1/4 cup graduated sugar,4 sticks butter softed, 1 Tbs almond extract, Do not substitute ingredients!!!!!! Best butter lunchroom cookies ever!!!!!!

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Mzhollywood November 18, 2012

I made these cookies n they were amazing!! I live in chicago so ive had cookies from school these r very close to them this def a keeper!!!! If u want a really good butter cookie u need to try these!!

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Victorlynnjovic Jr Aguilar January 30, 2014

The first time I tried these I used margarine instead of butter and Splenda instead of sugar. You don't want to know how terrible they were. They were like little lumps of stuff. If you threw them at a window, it would bust for sure. It was bad!!<br/>The second, third, fourth and on and on times I made them, I followed the recipe to the "t" and how amazing it was that they tasted like the ones at good ole' Hubbard H.S. in Chicago!!

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Kimberly K. April 02, 2014

I have been looking for this recipe for years. It has been close to 20 years since I have had these good cookies. I am going to make them tonight and then write another review on what I thought about them. If anyone is from the Chicago area, there was a school name Terrell Elementary close to 55th and State and their cookies were delicious. It has been a long time since any schools have made these cookies, so I hope that they taste as delicious as all the others have stated. Thanks again for putting this recipe on here, now I can make these cookies with my children and they can continue on with theirs for years to come. OMG!!! They are great, they taste just like the ones in the school and I am glad that you were able to put that recipe on here, thank you, my kids love them too!!!!

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ra17911 April 25, 2009

I went to a small town elementary school in Tennessee in the 80s and they served these. I was determined to find a recipe for them and thank goodness I found this one! My son now gets to share in my joy for these cookies. ;)

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Samantha J. July 24, 2014

Not quite right. There is still something missing. I have searched high and low for this recipe and have never found the right one (they're all the same). I'm from Chicago, so I know these cookies all to well. I swear there is a conspiracy out there to not give out the recipe. I have found the cookies at Walgreens though, made by two different bakeries in Chicago. And on each one the ingredients list egg, so I'm sure this is what's missing. I will try the recipe again but this time adding the egg and we'll see if that's what missing. I'll let ya'll know.

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spanishcook April 27, 2013

My husband went to school in Chicago and he remembers the cookies. These are really good. I add chocolate chips and they remind me of the shortbread cookies I ate growing up in England.

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camilla.perez December 16, 2009

These cookies have a great buttery flavor. They are so simple and easy to make. I even tried some with the cookie cutter and they held their shape good enough. I had to bake mine at 375 because they were not browning. I like the crispy brown edges, so if you like that as well, try baking at 375. Thanks!

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Meucci November 22, 2009

Nice recipe I did add 1 egg I just felt like I should so I did. They turned out very good crispy even the next day still delicious and crispy

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angeliafh August 25, 2013

Very good cookies, but as some mentioned something missing. Maybe they changed over the years, I graduated 93 and went to Lane, Amundsen, and Schurz- they were all the same and pretty close to this. Very good cookies in their own right however DO NOT modify recipe to add almond extract. None of the cps butter cookies I ever tried at a CPS had almond flavor and adding this ruined their rich buttery taste. Worst substitution ever unless you want fake tasting almond cookies that are closer to those in Chinese restaurant than CPS butter cookies.

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Rebeskay May 06, 2013
Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies