Bachelor Buttons (Cookies)

READY IN: 17mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place a rack in the center.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter, salt, and powdered’ sugar on medium speed until creamy.
  • Reduce the mixer speed slightly and beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • By hand or using the lowest speed of the mixer, stir in the flour.
  • Shape the dough into ¾-inch balls and arrange 2 ½ inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Use your finger to make an indentation in the center of each dough ball, then fill with preserves.
  • Bake 1 sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges. Let cool on the baking sheets for about 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.