World's Best Butter Cookies

Recipe by P48422
READY IN: 33mins
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • Beat the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla together until smooth and creamy.
  • Mix in the egg yolk until well incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl at least once.
  • Add the flour and mix just until incorporated.
  • Scrape onto a lightly floured board and knead a few times, just until the dough smooths out.
  • Turn onto a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log, wrap up and refrigerate for several hours or freeze.
  • Before baking, preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Line your baking sheets with parchment.
  • Slice the dough into slices about 1/8" thick and place them on the sheets about an inch apart (they won't be spreading very much, but they need air room around each cookie).
  • Bake until JUST beginning to turn golden around the edges, about 16-18 minutes.
  • Note: you can do many things with these cookies.
  • You could roll the dough out and cut shapes.
  • You could slice them even thinner and sandwich them with chocolate or jam or lemon curd.
  • You could make them and then dip them half into chocolate.
  • You could just make them and eat them, which is my favorite.
  • Whatever you do, they will be delicious.