Chicago Public School Cafeteria Butter Cookies

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by KimMinn

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

Top Review by Jenn_Hart

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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