Sugar Topped Butter Cookies

Total Time
Prep 50 mins
Cook 10 mins

Old fashioned crisp butter cookies, delicious served at "tea time" or just dipped in milk. These are always a hit served over the Holiday Season. Enjoy :) Land-O-Lakes Cookbook.


  1. heat oven to 350*F.
  2. in large mixer bowl combine all ingredients. beat at medium speed scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  3. shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1inch balls, place 2inch apart on greased cookie sheets.
  4. flatten cookies to 1/4inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.
  5. bake for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.
  6. Optional:.
  7. 1)Chocolate chip Butter Cookies:.
  8. by hand stir 1 cup mini sweet chocolate chips into dough.
  9. 2)Brickle Bit Butter cookies:.
  10. by hand stir 6oz almond brickle bits into dough.
Most Helpful

What a winner of a cookie this is! :) It is lovely crunchy on the outside with a soft centre and has a yummy vanilla taste. The sugar on top adds a nice crunch and makes the cookies special. I used a little less butter and only 1/3 cup sugar as I dont like my cookies to be too sweet. That way they were perfect for me. I followed your suggestion and added some chocolate chips to half of the dough. Mmm, also very nice. These not only taste good but also look very pretty, so I think Ill add them to my holiday cookie bags for my friends and family. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this keeper with us, Daisy! Made and reviewed for Ed'n#9 Novembre 09.

Lalaloula November 24, 2009

I too questioned no salt? Double checked recipe and another reviewer had made same observation and loved the recipe. I loved the recipe. Wrote out on a recipe card and added to my favorite homemade book of my recipes. I added crushed/chopped Andes crème di menthe thins and white choc. chips. very good. Then I made this recipe with some green food coloring and added peppermint extract, added the Andes...and white choc. chips for Christmas!

settingsun_rn December 06, 2015