167 Reviews

Well, ta-da! I thought I recognized this recipe. I agree, this is the best butter cookie. I make them with a hand held beater, and they are always wonderful. It's that one egg yolk which turns them from ordinary to special. One of my kids always like a whole blanched almond planted in the middle.

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Jangomango January 12, 2003

I have been looking for a butter cookie that tastes like the ones Gramma used to bake. This is the recipe. Thanks, PetitFour, these are the best butter cookies ever!

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Terri F. March 08, 2003

Wonderful buttery cookies with a flakey texture that were not too sweet (just like PetitFour described them). The flavor of these cookies reminds me of those Danish butter cookies that come in a round tin and are sold mostly during the holidays. My kids loved these cookies.

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beckas February 09, 2003

Just tried these with 3/4 cup of virgin coconut oil vs the butter,,,o m g,,,,yummy:)

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armybaby September 22, 2012

very nice, crispy, buttery cookies. love the texture and the sweetness is just right. i overbaked the first batch but they still taste pretty yummy. i added 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to 1/4 of the dough and made chocolate butter cookies. And i sprinkle some sugar on top. The dough is pretty sticky, so have to work fast; while the dough is still cold. Very easy to make too. thanks! (posted a pic)

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WaterMelon December 21, 2003

i didn't refrigerate or roll the batter, but instead put it in a cookie press and baked them afterwards. they turned out great! not too sweet which is great for my kids! i have uploaded photos. this is my very first butter cookies and i'm glad i followed your recipe. thanks so much! :) i was able to to make about 6 dozens and my kids love them! my 5 yr old son even asked for more but my 2 yr old daughter already finished them. :p

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gabbydanie May 15, 2012

I was looking for a cut-out cookie that would not puff up and could handle a large delicate cut-out.... these were it by far!! and they taste amazing too!

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Fiddler December 03, 2007

Well! These are the butter cookies you WANT to make!!Perfect texture, sweet buttery taste . After tasting them I closed my eyes and thought I was in heaven!!I think its the the addition of the egg yolk and extra vanilla , but whatever it is ....TRY THESE!

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Baywitch December 25, 2003

These really are the world's best butter cookies! They have a wonderful buttery flavor and their texture is perfect. I sprinkled a little granulated sugar on the tops before baking. I'll be making these again and again. Thanks, PetitFour, for this excellent recipe!!

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CardaMom December 15, 2003

Perfect taste, texture, appearance...everything!! I nearly wrote a review while they were in the oven because the sweet smell of them baking was unbelievable! These will definitely replace the holiday butter cookies I've previously made.

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SweetPnut November 16, 2003
World's Best Butter Cookies