Button Cookies


2015 04Apr Recipes-ButtonCookies FeatureIngredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • food coloring (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine the flour, salt, and cardamom; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  5. Divide the dough and place the favorite colors.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness.
  7. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter dipped in flour.
  8. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  9. With the top of a 1/4-cup measuring cup dipped in flour, press an indented edge into each cookie. Using a plastic straw, cut out four holes near the center of the cookie.
  10. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  11. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  12. Yield: about 3 dozen

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