Easy Butter Cookies II


This is my spur of the moment cookie. Takes just a few minutes to make and the family loves them.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

  • 1 cup chocolate flavored confectioners coating


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla and then the flour to form a soft dough. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie to 1/4 inch thick using the bottom of a glass dipped in confectioners' sugar.

  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are just beginning to brown. Do not over cook. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

  4. Melt the coating chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring frequently until smooth. Spread chocolate onto the bottom of each cookie. Place cookies chocolate side down onto waxed paper until set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
10g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* 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.