Old Fashioned Butter Cookies

Recipe by Nancy Van Ess
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READY IN: 7mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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