Old Fashioned Butter Cookies

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 7 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, 4 minutes.
  2. Stir together flour and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Add to butter mixture and beat on low speed until combined.
  4. To shape cookies: For cookie press, spoon dough into press.
  5. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. For slice and bake cookies, refrigerate dough, wrapped, 45 minute.
  7. Divide dough in half.
  8. Shape each half on wax paper into 6" long logs; wrap.
  9. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour or in freezer 30 minutes.
  10. Slice cookies 1/8" thick; place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  11. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes, depending on shape or until set and lightly browned around edges; tops should not brown.
  12. Let stand on sheet 1 minute.
  13. Transfer with metal spatula to wire rack to cool.


Most Helpful

I just dropped the cookie by spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Next time I will use my cookie press. They were not a real sweet cookie, but that is great for me. These would be great to serve with tea or coffee. I will be making these again.

4-H Mom April 23, 2009

Very bland. Maybe using salted sweetened butter would be better. I will also increase the sugar next time.

Tolu Girl January 05, 2009

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