Fun Time Butter Cookies
Decorated Butter Cookies Recipe

Fun Time Butter Cookies

This easy butter cookie can be decorated using your favorite sugars or candies.

36
cookies
20 min
PREP TIME
35 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Decorator sprinkles and/or sugars

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, butter and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add all remaining ingredients; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in decorator sprinkles or sugar as desired. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

  4. STEP 4

    Store in container with tight-fitting lid up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 months.

  5. STEP 5

    Variations:
    Cinnamon ‘n Sugar: Omit decorator sprinkles and/or sugars. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake as directed.

    Chocolate Toffee: Omit decorator sprinkles and/or sugars. Prepare dough as directed above; stir in 1/2 cup milk chocolate toffee bits. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake as directed.

    Candy: Omit decorator sprinkles and/or sugars. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Top with candy-coated milk chocolate pieces. Bake as directed.

    Glazed: Omit decorator sprinkles and/or sugars. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake as directed. Place 1/2 cup chocolate chips into small resealable plastic food bag. Microwave 30 seconds; knead bag. Continue microwaving at 15 second intervals, kneading bag until chocolate is smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; drizzle cookies with chocolate.

Nutrition

60Calories
2.5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
40Sodium (mg)
8Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)

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  August 12, 2014

Delicious and easy! Will definitely try the other versions of this cookie!

— says Katie
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  December 09, 2009

It was quite easy to make. But it did not taste buttery and it was kind of bland tasting.

— says Glennie
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