Sweet Butter Cookies

Sweet Butter Cookies


"These have been a "must" in our home during Christmas for 40 years. Quantity will depend on the pattern used on the cookie press/shooter."


servings 36 cals
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Original recipe yields 180 servings



  • Calories:
  • 36 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.8g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Add sifted flour one half at a time.
  2. Put dough into a cookie press and press into desired shapes.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Do Not Brown.
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  1. 11 Ratings


This recipe was pretty good but a little too much flour tasting. But still very tasty.

Great recipe! Very easy and quick. The whole family loved it. I plan to make it every year. Thanks!

I made this recipe with my 7 year old Christmas 05 and she had a blast. We were even able to add food coloring to the dough. This was a fun, simple and quick recipe (great for kids) but I felt...

sorry this just wasnt a favorite of ours. it tasted to much like flour and not much else, easy just not tasty.

I refrigerate for 45min or so and roll this recipe out for cut out cookies and ice with buttercream icing. The floury taste is masked and these cookies bake nicely cut-out. Layer between wax pap...

I can see how people would LOVE this, but I am giving it four stars because I found it to be too floury, I prefer a VERY sweet, semi-moist cookie. As for the recipe itself, it was easy to follow...

Delicious! Everyone at work loves it. I've given out MANY copies of the recipe. I don't understand the ratings that say it is flour tasting. Maybe they aren't using real butter.