Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies

  • Prep: 8 hr
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 8 hr 30 min
  • Serving: 5 dozen

Simple, delicious butter cookie recipe.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Sift all ingredients before measuring. Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat the yolks in, mixing well. Gradually mix in the flour, stirring well. Finally blend in the vanilla.
  2. Divide the dough in half and work into rolls just shy of 2 inch wide. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut thin slices of cookie from the rolls. Bake for 5-6 minutes, until well done.

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