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Butter Cookies Recipe

Lil' Luna
Soft and crunchy butter cookies are everyone's favorite! They are a delicious classic must-make for any holiday party and are delicious plain or frosted.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 255 kcal




  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • With a kitchen aid or hand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk your flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add to your creamed mixture and beat until well combined.
  • Roll out onto a floured surface til dough is about ⅓” in thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Place on lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes, until set but not brown. Let cookies cool on wire racks or parchment paper.


  • Beat butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach a spreading consistency. Spread over cookies as desired.


Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 42mgSugar: 25gVitamin A: 365IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword Butter Cookies
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