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Yay! these were delicious and so easy...perfect for my first time making cookies since i was a little girl. now that I'm a mom, I decided it's time to start learning how to bake, and these cookies were perfect. they really do taste like shortbread, just the right amount of sweetness! next time i'll make a double batch because these were gone in less than 24 hours :) p.s. thanks to everyone on the forum for your tips for this novice baker!

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badams31410 December 11, 2012

4 November 03, 2012

Great recipe! Very delicate taste and texture. I reduced the vanilla extract and added lemon extract instead. So good! Thx!

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Wildason September 18, 2012

The perfect simple and tasty cook recipe.

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BGVET August 24, 2012

It's no joke, these are the best. I'm extremely particular about my butter cookies, and I've been looking for the perfect recipe for ages - here it is! These are amazing with and without icing, as all of my friends who gobbled them up agree. I will be returning to this page!

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kandicemelons February 15, 2012

Yummy!!! I just made these for Valentine's day. I slightly under baked them and I loved them. I must confess, I think I have almost eaten them all so I must make another batch for the weekend. I added a spritz of old fashioned butter cream frosting and tinted bright pink and finished off with some white non-perils. Next time I will be rolling them out a little thinner to get them more crisp. They a very delicate in their flavor and I actually liked less frosting on them because the cookie was so delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe. The only problem I have is I don't want to share my cookies :)

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lost2you1977 February 09, 2012

Like many, I have been in search of the PERFECT butter cookie. I was kind of disappointed in this- as that I'm sure there's a better one out there. I followed recipe- and it was "okay" ... but no the world's best. I whipped up a chocolate frosting (melted 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 2 tbs butter, powdered sugar, almond flavoring and a touch of half/ half) and spread onto the cookies to try to liven them up. Won't make again- and if anyone wants to reply with another recipe link, please do. I love butter cookies!!!

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pattibee January 18, 2012

Okay, I have to say this is the best butter cookie recipe ever. I had the High School Butter Cookie recipe everyone loves, but it fell short. I got it online. The cookie was not quite exactly like the butter cookie I remember from school. This recipe is it. My other recipe did not have the egg yolk. What a difference it makes! The cookies came out buttery, flakey, with still a crisp to them, exactly as I remember them from High School. They just melt in your mouth. I highly, highly recommend this recipe. Hurry and make them you will not regret it!

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looktojesus December 21, 2011

These were good. The flavor was delicate, the texture was just right between crisp and soft. I had a hard time making my roll round, so the cookies came out a little funny, but I'm not picky.
I have made these for several years, I dip them in chocolate for gift giving.

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MoreWithLessMom December 11, 2011

I really liked this recipe. It's not overly sweet and easy to work with. I chose to make cutouts. I have problems making sugar cookies but this dough worked really easy. My husband ate about a dozen right out of the oven so I guess he agrees that its a great recipe.

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smartblonde #2 November 26, 2011
World's Best Butter Cookies