Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies

"'These cookies are favorites of my nephews, who love the creamy frosting,' notes Ruth Griggs of South Hill, Virginia."
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35 m servings
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Original recipe yields 39 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Place the dough in a cookie press fitted with a heart plate; form cookies on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool on wire racks.
  3. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Blend in enough milk until desired spreading consistency is reached. Add food coloring to a portion or all of the frosting if desired. Frost cookies.

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excelent easy to do recipe. cooking time may vary I recomend not to leave the kitchen while baking since you have to be very cautious on when the cookies are ready to come out. Very fun to do w...

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I let the butter soften for 3 hrs and the batter turned out crumbly. I ended up adding 1/4 c milk and turning them into thumbprint cookies.

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excelent easy to do recipe. cooking time may vary I recomend not to leave the kitchen while baking since you have to be very cautious on when the cookies are ready to come out. Very fun to do w...

I loved these! They came out perfect and soft and soooo buttery! They didn't melt on the pan like some butter cookies do, and they really weren't hard to make. Thank you so much, these are now m...

Great recipe. I think the cookies taste good, not very sweet until you add the frosting. This recipe makes a ton of frosting. You may want to half it.

I just got done making these butter cookies with the frosting for my cousin's grad. party tomorrow and they came out so so so good!!!! what I did differently is I added 1 cup of sugar instead of...

I colored mine green and make Christmas trees. They are the ideal dough for a cookie press! Just as pretty as the ones I remember making as a kid, but twice as easy & tasty. I have not trie...

I let the butter soften for 3 hrs and the batter turned out crumbly. I ended up adding 1/4 c milk and turning them into thumbprint cookies.

This is the exact recipe that works best in my cookie press. Thank goodness it works and they taste amazing! I use this recipe every holiday season for all my press cookies.

Love them!! they stay in their shape well and brown beautifully. The frosting was great too!! I refridgerated it and had no problems. Thank you!! I will make these every chance I can on the holi...

Mine turned out quite thin...I didn't make the frosting but I added a 1/4 cup of sugar to try and make up for it but they werent all that sweet. They were good, but not what I was looking for in...

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