What Is a Recipe for Easy Butter Cookies?

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For easy butter cookies, combine 1 stick of butter, 1 cup flour, 5 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Roll the dough into balls, and press onto a cookie sheet with a fork. Sprinkle sugar on the cookies, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

Butter cookies are simple, crumbly cookies that are similar to shortbread. The base ingredients are butter, white sugar and white flour.

A recipe for butter cookies from Just One Cookbook uses baking powder and egg in addition to the base ingredients. To make these butter cookies, combine 6 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 a cup of sugar in a bowl. Add 1 egg, and beat it into the mix. Then, mix in 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder to form a dough. Roll the dough into a ball, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Roll the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick, then cut it into the desired cookie shapes. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Butter cookies are a great type of cookie for forming into different shapes. Because they have a plain, buttery flavor they also work well with toppings, such as icing or chocolate.