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Kelsey Nixon's Basic Butter Cookie Recipe

Butter Cookie Dough

Butter Cookie Dough

Butter Cookie Dough

Kelsey Nixon's Basic Butter Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 ½ cups sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 3 large egg yolks
  5. 2 ¼ teaspoons vanilla
  6. 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Using a standing mixer beat together butter, sugar, and salt in large bowl until light and fluffy. Your mixture should be a pale yellow color.
  2. Add the yolks, 1 at a time, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Gradually beat in flour until combined well. Select and follow a variation from below to learn how to bake the cookies.

Makes about 10-12 dozen cookies depending on cookie size.


Variations:
Apricot Almond Thumbprint Cookies
Cinnamon Sugar Drop Cookies
Chocolate Coconut Butter Balls
Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Peppermint Sugar Spritz Cookies

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