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Butter Buttons Recipe

Butter Buttons

Prep Time 20min Cook Time 20min

A simple, buttery-good holiday cookie recipe, which you can ice or decorate to your sweet tooth's content.

by Anne Coleman

What you'll need

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cup flour, depending on the humidity that day


Yields 2 dozen cookies

How to make it

  1. Cream butter and sugar well.
  2. Add vanilla and flour to make a pliable dough.
  3. Roll out thin (1/8") and cut with a small round cutter, 1 1/2" in diameter.
  4. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees F until very lightly browned on the bottom -- about 8 - 10 minutes.
  5. Cool and frost with Royal Icing (optional).