Butter Cookies
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A rich, buttery cookie that is not overly sweet and melts in your mouth. You can also use this dough for cut out cookies and frost and decorate if desired.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 54 - 2" cookies
  • 1 cup butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2⅔ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  1. In a medium bowl; add flour and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract; until combined. Add flour mixture until just combined.
  3. Divide dough in half and shape into a disk for cut-out cookies or roll dough into a log for slicing. Place in plastic wrap for an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  5. Take about a teaspoon size of dough and roll into a ball. Place onto an un-greased baking sheet. Flattened dough with your fingers. (Note: These cookies do not rise, so what ever shape and size you give them, that will be the size of your cookie.) Sprinkle with sprinkling sugar and bake in oven for 8-10 minutes, just until bottom of cookie is slightly golden.
  6. Let cookies cool on the rack for 2 minutes before placing on a cookie rack to cool completely.
This dough can be used for cut-out cookies. Lightly flour a surface, roll dough out and cut into shape. Place on un-greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes. Frost the cookies if desired.

You can also use this dough in a cookie press.

You can also frost the cookies instead of using sprinkling sugar.
Recipe by PB + P Design at https://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2015/12/07/butter-cookies/