Back to Crisp Butter Cookies

Print Options


Card Sizes

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without colored sugar): 77 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Crisp Butter Cookies

Sort By :

Average Rating
DDPLoeches User ID: 1536323 235851
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

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

andrea JENKINS User ID: 5634124 25278
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"my all time favorite"

blstranger User ID: 1515442 13073
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

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

txchicinwa User ID: 1862650 12481
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."

MSBscRn User ID: 3068469 8678
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

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

downundercanadian User ID: 4302163 18163
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

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

Loading Image