Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my great grandma's recipe for butter cookies. They melt in your mouth. She always used Imperial brand margarine (hence the name) but they work well with butter also. These can be decorated with colored sugars before baking also.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Chill dough before baking.
  4. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in preheated 300F oven for 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

I made these for a cookie tray for my Sunday school class of teens. They loved them. It is a small batch recipe. I made them small and got about 4 dozen. They do take the full 20 minutes at 300 degrees. I decorated them with colored sugar. Note: The dough is soft and would be difficult to handle as cutouts.

jneen December 10, 2007

A family favorite! Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without these yummy melt in your mouth morsels of heaven. The list of ingredients looks a little funny but TRUST ME they go so well together and just make one amazing cookie. Mmmm mmmm mmmmm. A quick, easy, and painless addition to any holiday cookie tray.

Quackers1226 December 17, 2007

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