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Popular at Christmas time, butter cookies are a favorite dessert any time of year. The most basic butter cookie consists of butter, flour and sugar, but creative options include adding vanilla, chocolate or coconut. Topping with sugar crystals is a sweet possibility.

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By pga_jam

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (35 Votes)
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Preparation time 10
Cooking time 25

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, optional

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I'm not sure but i'd bet it's the pudding mix and butter that create the melt in your mouth textural experience in ...

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ounce cornstarch (30g)
  • .10 cups vanilla pudding mix powder (20g)
  • 11.29 tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature (160g)
  • 2/5 cups powdered sugar (50g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
4.6/5 (23 Votes)

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Although these sandwiches provide double the pleasure, the delightfully crisp almond cookies are satisfying all on ...

  • 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural almond butter, stirred
  • 1 cup light-brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted and finely chopped
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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These super easy Gooey Butter Cookies are made using a box of yellow cake mix and serve a crowd of sweet-toothed fr...

  • 1 yellow cake box mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • powdered sugar, to sift on top, optional
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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Grab the kiddos and have some family fun making these yummy butter cookies

  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
  • 1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • baking sprinkles and/or sugars of your choice
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

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Sweet and savory salted caramel dark chocolate shortbread bars will definitely satisfy your sweet and salty craving...

  • SHORTBREAD:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • SALTED CARAMEL:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup packed Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed Imperial Sugar Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons Maldon sea salt
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces high-quality dark chocolate, chopped
4.5/5 (169 Votes)

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Great for brunch, with coffee, or tea, or any time, and especially with a glass of milk! Tart raspberries and nutty...

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup seedless red raspberry jam
  • Coarse sugar, to taste
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
4.4/5 (107 Votes)

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World Famous Paradise Bakery Sugar Cookies with Magnolia Bakery Buttercream Frosting

  • MAGNOLIA BAKERY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 1/3 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons orange zest, optional
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 7 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4.4/5 (106 Votes)

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Turns an everyday buttery shortbread cookie into a special treat by topping them with caramel, drizzled chocolate a...

  • COOKIES:
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 (14-ounce) bag caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoons coarse (kosher or sea) salt
4.6/5 (53 Votes)

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Gooey Butter Cookies are a perfect treat when you're craving something sweet

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
4.4/5 (45 Votes)

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These cookies remind me of ones I used to buy in London, at Marks & Spencer

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
4.5/5 (38 Votes)

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Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti are so easy to make and go very fast in my home

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
4.9/5 (8 Votes)

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Just the right amount of sweetness, filled with jam and then lightly drizzled with icing

  • COOKIES:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Approximately 1/2 cup any flavor jam, I used my own homemade peach jam and this homemade strawberry jam
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
4.5/5 (34 Votes)

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For a lemony sweet treat, try these Lemon butter cookies with the blend of sweet and citrus

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 (8-ounce) box of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 box lemon cake mix (I use Duncan Hines lemon supreme)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
4.7/5 (18 Votes)

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Buttery, soft ‘n chewy Butter Pecan Cookies exploding with toasted pecans and brown sugar flavor

  • 1 1/2 cups Diamond of California pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature preferred
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling, optional
  • sea salt, for sprinkling, optional
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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