Crackled Butter Cookies
25 min
1 hr


2 cups sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Place remaining 1 cup sugar in small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip top of each ball in water, then in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-14 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.


2.5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
40Sodium (mg)
11Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  August 21, 2013

My daughters made these cookies and they look just like the picture and they were delicious, thanks land o' lakes.

— says yvette
  December 20, 2012

These are, like others have said, very good. They have that melt in your mouth quality. To me they are a cross between a butter cookie and a sugar cookie. Some notes to help out others though: - I am going to have to modify my recipe ingredients to read 2 cups of sugar divided. I accidentally put all of the sugar in the first step :-/ rookie mistake, I know. - Dip only the top in water. I dipped about 3/4 of the way in and the sugar wound up melting on the cookie sheet, which leads me to… - Parchment paper required next time. - I also did not use even close to a cup of sugar to coat the cookies. I feel like the recipe could have just said some sugar and not a full cup.

— says Sara
  December 03, 2012

These cookies are so easy to make and after sitting for 2 days are even better than out of the oven. YUM

— says Michelle
  July 11, 2012

Love this recipe. Such a great buttery sweet flavor without being overwhelming! These didn't last long in my house!

— says Sheri
  November 08, 2011

I made this recipe with my students in our cooking groups and it was by far one of their favorites! Thanks for a great sugary butter cookie recipe! Love it more than any other one I have tried.

— says Penny
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