Susan Branch's Butter Cookies - the Best (Really)

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 6-8 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • With an electric mixer (even the hand-held kind), cream together the butter and the sugar.
  • Add egg yolks and vanilla and mix well.
  • Sift flour and salt together, shaking back and forth in a fine sieve.
  • Beat into the butter mixture until well-mixed.
  • When ready to bake, use an ungreased cookie sheet and place the cookies 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes and DO NOT BROWN THEM.
  • Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet while still warm and cool on sheets of waxed paper.
  • Decorate if you like:
  • Shape dough into a roll the width of a cookie.
  • Wrap in waved paper and chill.
  • Before baking, roll in chocolate shots.
  • Slice 1/2 inch thick and bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350° for 10 minutes. Do Not Brown.
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