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Crisp Butter Cookies Recipe

Crisp Butter Cookies Recipe

You'll be out of the kitchen quick when you bake these cookies. The would be great to take to a holiday party.—Tammy Mackie, Seward, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:30 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture, mixing well (dough will be very stiff).
  • 2. On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. With a sharp knife or pastry wheel, cut dough into 2-1/2-in. squares, rectangles or diamonds. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned. (Watch carefully as cookies will brown quickly.) Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Reviews for Crisp Butter Cookies

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"How do you get 4 dozen cookies and72 servings?"

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"my all time favorite"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"I think vanilla was left out of the recipe...."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010

"If I could give this recipe no stars I would. As the two other reviewers said, it's very bland. No amount of colored sugar could improve that."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"Needed flavoring. No taste. Too crumbly not crispy."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"Very bland. No taste at all even with the sprinkles!"

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