Old-Fashioned Butter Cookies
Old-Fashioned Butter Cookies Recipe

Old-Fashioned Butter Cookies

Passed down for four generations, these buttery sugar cookies bring back fond memories of Grandma's cookie jar.

48
cookies
30 min
PREP TIME
60 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Pecan halves

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls to 1/4-inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Place pecan half in center of each cookie.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack.

Tip #1

Cookies can be flattened with decorative cookie stamp instead of glass.

Nutrition

90Calories
5Fat (mg)
30Cholesterol (mg)
80Sodium (mg)
12Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

Reviews

Explore reviews from
our online community

  November 30, 2017

I made these today. They were just like grandmom used to make!

— says Marie Manherz
Helpful?
Difficulty
ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  August 27, 2015

Delicious and easy to make! They remind me of Scottish shortbread, or if I added chopped almonds and a dash of almond extract, my mom's favorite Crescent cookie. Next time I'll make a double batch and use a bigger cookie scoop, because I'm a big guy ;-)

— says Jeffrey
Helpful?
Tried this recipe? Instagram it!
And don't forget to tag us @landolakesktchn.