Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

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

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


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