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Crisp Butter Cookies

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
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar


  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 7-8 minutes. (Watch carefully as cookies will brown quickly.) Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition 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.
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  • DDPLoeches
    Oct 29, 2015

    How do you get 4 dozen cookies and72 servings?

  • andrea JENKINS
    Mar 18, 2014

    my all time favorite

  • blstranger
    Nov 16, 2011

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

  • txchicinwa
    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
    Nov 27, 2010

    Needed flavoring. No taste. Too crumbly not crispy.

  • downundercanadian
    Dec 30, 2009

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