Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe is the most accurate to Chicago Lunch Cookies that everyone enjoyed at schools in Chicago, not to mention the easiest recipe.


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream butter and powdered sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Mix in flour in small increments.
  5. Roll dough into balls; flatten on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake until golden brown around the edges.
Most Helpful

These are the cookies that I remember. Another recipe had salt in the ingredient list and when I baked them they were poofy and chewy. These are buttery crisps that are flakey and crunchy. Yeeeesssss! These are the ones.

Jenn_Hart August 28, 2014

Excellent! a nice crisp, delicate bite that almost melts in your mouth. I cooked mine for 15 minutes and called them done. So easy and quick and a big plus for me is they are not overly sweet. Thanks for sharing, KimMinn. Made for My 3 Chef's event.

sloe cooker October 23, 2013