Butter Cookies


This simple butter cookies recipe can be used in a cookie press, made as a drop cookie, or shaped into a roll and sliced. There is no special cookie recipe for a cookie press — any stiff butter type of cookie can be used! Just be sure to chill it thoroughly so it keeps its shape while baking.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
3 dozen


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and salt in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture and mix to form a dough. Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Chill two cookie sheets.

  3. Transfer chilled dough to a cookie press; press out onto chilled cookie sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden at the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.

    a plate of spritz cookies made into rectangular shapes with the cookie press
    ". Kaley_Rae

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

103 Calories
5g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 14mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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