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Butter Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Butter Cookies, by , is from Four Generations of Johnson Women, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Margaret Johnson
Added: Wednesday, November 14, 2007


1 lb. butter (2 cups), softened
1 lb. sugar (2 cups)
2 eggs + 6 egg yolks
6-7 cups sifted flour

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar, mix in
eggs. Add one egg yolk, then a cup of flour (slowly!).
Continue to intersperse adding the rest of the yolks and
flour. Beat well with each addition. Chill dough well, then
roll out on floured board and cut into shapes. Decorate with
colored sugars.

Bake cookies at 375 for 10 minutes or 350 for 12 minutes.
Do not brown them. If rolled too thin, cookies will become
brittle and break.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This batch makes A LOT of cookies. My
mom gave me the recipe, but she claimed she'd moved onto
a different "easier" sugar cookie recipe because this dough
can be tough to work with. There are no redeeming health
features to this cookie dough--it's pretty much a sweetened
heart attack, but dang they're good. Even Mom's notes on
her copy says, "Old family recipe. Best Butter Cookies
EVER." (And she typed it in bold-face, too!)




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