Sugar Topped Butter Cookies

"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."
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Ready In:
4 dozen




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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!


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