Butter Cookies

  • 20 mins total
  • 10 mins prep
  • 10 mins cook
  • serves 4 

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Butter Cookies.

Baking cookies is one of my favorite activities during the Holiday Season. The smell of a fresh batch of cookies right out of the oven is just wonderful and heartwarming. The best part I have a partner in crime and we make it an annual event her and I and we spend the whole day baking. Somehow in the small space that I call my kitchen, we can manage to make over 10 different types of cookies, fudge, and lots of sweet goodness.

One of the easiest and most sinful cookies are the butter cookies.

What makes Butter Cookies so special?

Soft tender and only 5 ingredients, one being water. Those little divine morsels of sweet goodness will please everyone in your family.

Adding a hint of almond extract and will bring those cookies to the next level. Bite into those soft pillowy cookies and you will never be the same. Delicate and full of flavor.

Your house will have that wonderful scent that will lead everyone to your kitchen. However, watch out as they seem to disappear when left unattended.


Those cookies should not look golden on the top at all. As you know your oven best, the timing is a guide to you.

Do press lightly with the fork but do not go thru.

Makes lots as they will be gone fast.

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Nutrition Facts
Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 733 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1415IU28%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Butter Cookies

  • 20 mins total
  • 10 mins prep
  • 10 mins cook
  • serves 4 


Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  • 2 cubes, 4 ounces each cube, unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour


  1. Add ingredients, flour last, and work with a fork. Make little balls and flatten with the back of a fork in a buttered cookie sheet.

  2. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes.

Recipe originally published on 12/21/2012


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Comments (2) Post a Reply

  1. Rosanna Stevens says:

    These sound lovely. And very easy! I’ll definitely try them. I love the smell of baking in my home too

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you! Nothing like the smell of cookies or any baking for that matter.

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