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Butter Cookies Recipe

Butter Cookies Recipe

"These cookies are favorites of my nephews, who love the creamy frosting," notes Ruth Griggs of South Hill, Virginia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:39 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Red food coloring, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffh. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Place the dough in a cookie press fitted with a heart plate; form cookies on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool on wire racks.
  • 3. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Blend in enough milk until desired spreading consistency is reached. Add food coloring to a portion or all of the frosting if desired. Frost cookies. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 157 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.