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Butter Cookies V Recipe

Butter Cookies V

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Original recipe makes 7 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the yolks one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Shape dough into logs about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate or freeze until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Unwrap rolls. You can roll the logs in nuts or sprinkles before slicing. Slice into 3/8 inch wide slices. Place slices 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Do not brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 22, 2004

I just tried this recipe out. The cookies came out so good and buttery. Delicious! The cookies actually taste like the butter cookies that come in the danish blue tin at the gerocery store.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 13, 2009

I've been looking everywhere for a recipe that tastes like the Royal Dansk butter cookies... and this is not it. Maybe it's just me, but they just taste like sweetened flour. So.... royal dansk they are not (IMO)


70 Ratings

Jan 15, 2006

I made these delightful cookies for Christmas and have been baking them ever since! My family and friends love these cookies and have standing orders in - thankfully, they are easy to make! I roll my logs in colored sugar for a little extra sweetness.

Jan 16, 2003

This is a very easy cookie to make. My family loved them. I did add hazelnuts to the top of some and M & M's to the top of some. Great cookie for Santa.

Jan 17, 2003

This is a good recipe to use up extra egg yolks. I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening, but I think I'll try using all butter next time because simple recipes require the best ingredients. Initially I had some trouble slicing the slightly thawed logs that have been frozen. However, the dough became less crumbly and sliced nicely after it thawed out a bit more. I sprinkled some colored sugar sprinkles on top of each unbaked cookie to make them more attractive. All in all, these were good cookies, and I will use the recipe again.

Nov 30, 2007

This recipe is better than the cookies in the blue tin from the grocery store! They are so easy and taste great! I froze them over night and cut them with a bread knife while frozen. It worked great! Roll them in colored sugar for the holidays!

Oct 02, 2005

I made these cookies one night after work for a sweet bite to eat and fell in love with them! They are very simple to make and SO good!

May 22, 2007

Precisely what I was looking for. Excellent party cookie when rolled in multi colored sprinkles. To tint, add food coloring to butter mixture, it's hard to complete once the flour is added.


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  • Calories
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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