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Frosted Butter Cookies Recipe

Frosted Butter Cookies Recipe

"These cookies melt in your mouth...even when they're not frosted," writes Sharon Pickerd from her home in Sparta, Michigan. "The recipe was handed down years ago from a cousin who tasted the golden treats at a children's fund-raiser."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:27 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Prepared vanilla frosting
  • Food coloring and decorating sprinkles, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in flour.Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. Tint frosting with food coloring if desired. Frost cookies. Decorate as desired. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.

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germanycook User ID: 6411056 229245
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"Melty flaky butter cookies! Wow. I would not chill the dough though, it made it too hard and I had to let it sit out for ages before shaping into balls."

Jackie Steere User ID: 3742568 87679
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"These cookies are my families favorite. I've made this cookie since I found in the magazine years ago. I always chill the dough overnight. Much easier to handle."

hjgray1975 User ID: 1137278 87676
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2008

"These are the best cookies!! Very easy recipe, with just a few ingredients. We love them!"

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