Buttercups Recipe
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Buttercups Recipe

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These cookies began as simple Christmas cutouts. One day I decided to make them with a brown butter filling. Sometimes I'll fill the centers with melted chocolate. —Alice Le Duc, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup raspberry preserves or fruit preserves of your choice

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 269 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Divide dough in half; wrap each portion in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. scalloped cookie cutter. Cut a 1-in. hole in the centers of half of the cookies with a floured cutter.
  3. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat; gradually add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough water to achieve a spreading consistency.
  5. Spread on the bottoms of the solid cookies; top with remaining cookies. Place 1/2 teaspoon preserves in the center of each. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Buttercups in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p101

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 269 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"This cookie is fantastic and so delicious! I did not make any substitutions as they were that good. I made an extra batch using peanut butter instead of the butter filling and those were great too. :)"

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"These cookies are my new favorite - absolutely yummy."

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