Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp. table salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 9-½ oz. (2 cups plus 1 Tbs.) unbleached all-purpose flour

Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture just until combined. Remove the dough from the bowl, gather it into two disks, wrap each in plastic, and chill until firm, ...

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Variations on Butter Cookies

  • Butter Cookies
    • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3/4 cup strawberry preserves
    • 1 1/4 cups sugar
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 large egg
  • Butter Cookies
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


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