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Sweet Butter Cookies Recipe

Sweet Butter Cookies

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"These have been a "must" in our home during Christmas for 40 years. Quantity will depend on the pattern used on the cookie press/shooter."

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Original recipe makes 10 - 15 dozen Change Servings


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Add sifted flour one half at a time.
  2. Put dough into a cookie press and press into desired shapes.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Do Not Brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 18, 2003

This recipe was pretty good but a little too much flour tasting. But still very tasty.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2009

sorry this just wasnt a favorite of ours. it tasted to much like flour and not much else, easy just not tasty.


11 Ratings

Dec 04, 2003

Great recipe! Very easy and quick. The whole family loved it. I plan to make it every year. Thanks!

Jan 13, 2006

I made this recipe with my 7 year old Christmas 05 and she had a blast. We were even able to add food coloring to the dough. This was a fun, simple and quick recipe (great for kids) but I felt the flavor could have been better with a more complex recipe.

Dec 23, 2011

I refrigerate for 45min or so and roll this recipe out for cut out cookies and ice with buttercream icing. The floury taste is masked and these cookies bake nicely cut-out. Layer between wax paper lightly floured to roll out then cut. My college boys love these.

Dec 15, 2011

I can see how people would LOVE this, but I am giving it four stars because I found it to be too floury, I prefer a VERY sweet, semi-moist cookie. As for the recipe itself, it was easy to follow and the cook time was almost spot on.

Dec 13, 2011

Delicious! Everyone at work loves it. I've given out MANY copies of the recipe. I don't understand the ratings that say it is flour tasting. Maybe they aren't using real butter.


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  • Calories
  • 36 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.8 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

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

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