Crispy Butter Cookies Recipe
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Crispy Butter Cookies Recipe

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These cookies are easy to make and taste so good. They're very crisp and light, perfect with milk or coffee.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 145 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg whites and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Crispy Butter Cookies in Country Extra January 2001, p51

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"these were absolutely awesome!! i made one batch and decided they were so good, i made another batch :D thx too whoever put it on! the only thing i might change is i put another tsp of vanilla in..."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"I have been using this exact recipe for many years. Good to see someone brought it back.

The cookies are good as is but to step it up a bit, I always sprinkle with colored sugar, cinnamon sugar or sprinkles.
Yes you can change the flavoring to whatever you like."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"can any type of flavoring be added to this recipe?

like lemon or whiskey?"

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