Versatile Butter Cookies
Versatile Butter Cookies Recipes

Versatile Butter Cookies

This cookie recipe includes many easy variations to the traditional butter cookie.

60
cookies
40 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    Divide dough in half; prepare desired variations using half of dough for each variation. Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. 

  4. STEP 4

    Variations:

    Cinnamon ‘N Sugar: Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls; dip in mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon or decorator sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

    Cherry Chocolate Bits: Stir in 1/4 cup chopped or grated semi-sweet chocolate. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press 1 drained maraschino cherry half into center of each ball.

    Coconut Balls: Stir in 1/2 cup flaked coconut. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. After baking, dip in powdered sugar to coat.

    Spice Drops: Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press cut spice gumdrops into each ball.

Nutrition

70Calories
3Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
50Sodium (mg)
10Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  March 26, 2014

MY FAMILY LOVES THIS RECIPE! Before I get the second batch out of the oven, the first batch is gone. I really like the fact that it's a basic recipe that allows me to be more creative. I have made this a lot over the years and it has always been a hit. My fathers-in-law said the plain version tasted just like the recipe his grandmother used to make that they called Tea cakes. These are great to take to a cookie swap party because 'they make such a large batch and with so many variations, there's a taste for everyone. I made them for a cookie swap at work and made plain, cinnamon/sugar, decorative sugar & coconut/powdered sugar. These were they only cookies there to go quickly, even over the homemade chocolate chip. This recipe is a staple in my recipe collection and I share it every chance I get. Thank you Land O Lakes!

— says Lisa
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  December 10, 2009

Tried Cinnamon n' Sugar variation as well. Want a stronger cinnamon taste. Will increase cinnamon next time.

— says Satenik
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