Springtime Butter Cookies
45 min
09 hrs 05 min



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar


5 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Food color, if desired


Decorator sugars and candies, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2- to 2 1/2-inch assorted cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine powdered sugar, water, 2 tablespoons butter and corn syrup in small bowl. Beat at medium speed until powdered sugar is moistened. Continue beating, gradually adding additional water if necessary, until desired glazing consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

  7. STEP 7

    Glaze cooled cookies. Place onto cooling rack over waxed paper. Decorate with additional glaze, decorator sugars and candies as desired. Let stand 6 hours or overnight until hardened.


6Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
95Sodium (mg)
29Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 23, 2008

The best ever butter cookie. Simple to make and fun to frost. Try it, I know you will fall in love with these cookies!

— says Barbara
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