This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies, takes 15 minutes to put together - chills for one hour in the fridge before slicing. It can be prepared ahead and the dough freezes well.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the butter, flour and confectioners' sugar together. At first it will have a pie crust consistency. Roll into one large log and wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap. Chill for at least one hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Slice chilled log into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place cookies on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until edges just begin to turn golden, about 10 minutes. Watch carefully so they don't burn.

Editor's Note:

Add a pinch of salt if you're using unsalted butter. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, if desired. You can also roll the log in chopped toasted nuts, colored sugar, or sprinkles for a special touch.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; 10.4 g total fat; 27 mg cholesterol; 82 mg sodium. 17.2 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Im only 12 years old and I made these at home alone! These are so easy to make and they taste great too. My mom and my whole family LOVE them. So do I. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/15/2006
These are possibly the WORST cookies I have ever made. I made them exactly the way the recipe says and all I could taste when the cookies were done was butter and flour. They were extremely bland. Everyone that tried them said it was a waste of ingredients. We ended up throwing most of the batter away before baking it. Sure you could add stuff to make it taste better but then you would be making a whole different cookie recipe. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Im only 12 years old and I made these at home alone! These are so easy to make and they taste great too. My mom and my whole family LOVE them. So do I. Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
12/15/2006
These are possibly the WORST cookies I have ever made. I made them exactly the way the recipe says and all I could taste when the cookies were done was butter and flour. They were extremely bland. Everyone that tried them said it was a waste of ingredients. We ended up throwing most of the batter away before baking it. Sure you could add stuff to make it taste better but then you would be making a whole different cookie recipe. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Im only 12 years old and I made these at home alone! These are so easy to make and they taste great too. My mom and my whole family LOVE them. So do I. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
Wonderful holiday cookies! Holiday idea split the dough and add a drop of food coloring and mix through the dough. Frost with a light lemon glaze icing with the opposite food coloring. Mom made these for my graduation party using the school colors it was very festive. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2011
So flavorless and disappointing. Won't ever make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2011
After reading all of the reviews I decided to make these (ridiculous late night sweet tooth and hardly any ingredients) I of course added some vanilla extract and some lemon and almond extract. These were incredible!! Definitely a great base recipe as soon as each batch came out of the oven my husband was running by snatching them. Now whenever I make them my husband and dog and kids all sit next to the oven even my mom when she came to visit even though she doesn't care for sweets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
These are so simple to make. My whole family loved them. They really do melt in your mouth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
These lovely cookies are a special treat with a cup of your favorite tea or flavored coffee. Simple always seems to be delicious. I added a tsp of vanilla extract. Rolled the log in chocolate sprinkles before wrapping and refrigerating. Super:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2011
I love these cookies! So quick and easy and their simple flavor makes them perfect for a whole variety of decorations toppings or made into sandwich cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2011
I'm a pretty good cook and I have to say these cookies are pretty good if you don't have hardly any ingredient lying around. I add a dash of vanilla and a tiny bit of salt but I've had the original recipe too and it's tasty. Read More
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